This spicy and addictive condiment graces every table at Ace Eat Serve. Executive chef Brandon Biederman shares the recipe.

1. Toast ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons textured vegetable protein* in a dry wok or nonstick skillet on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn.

2. Add ¼ cup mixed black and white sesame seeds and ¼ cup dried red chile flakes. Toast for another 5 minutes.

3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar and 1?8 cup kosher salt. Whisk in 2 cups sesame oil to combine. Add a spoonful to anything. The oil is shelf-stable and will keep up to a month.

*You can find textured vegetable protein (a soy flour product) at Whole Foods Market.

This article was originally published in 5280 September 2015.
Callie Sumlin
Callie Sumlin
Callie Sumlin is a writer living in Westminster, and has been covering food and sustainability in the Centennial State for more than five years.