Tahini, Middle Eastern ground sesame paste, often gets shunned as a supporting player when blended into hummus or smeared on shawarma. But it’s versatile (and shelf-stable) enough to earn a permanent spot on our refrigerator shelves. We polled a panel of pro chefs on how they like to let it shine.
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Chef Anthony Russo is the founder of Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen and Russo’s New York Pizzeria based in Houston.
Tahini is super flavorful, and it’s great with grilled meats and roasted tomatoes or peppers.I smear flatbread with tahini, then add grilled chicken, romaine, Roma tomatoes, and red onion for a really quick snack or sandwich, like an Italian hero with a tiny twist.