‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. I have shared many ‘Goma-ae’ recipes on this website, and they are very popular. The amount of Sugar to add to the sauce needs to be altered depending on the ingredients. Red Capsicum turns very sweet when cooked. I believe we need no Sugar at all OR only a little.


2 Servings


1 large Red Capsicum *about 200g
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds *lightly ground
2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
1 pinch Sugar *optional

  1. Cut Red Capsicum into thin strips. Heat Sesame Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, cook Red Capsicum until softened but still crunchy. *Note: You may wish to cook until absolutely soft.
  2. Place lightly ground Toasted Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce in a mixing bowl. Add the cooked Red Capsicum and mix to combine. Add a pinch of Sugar if required.