A question about a recipe: Tuna Poke

I have a question about the recipe "Tuna Poke" from heidigarfield. Sesame Oil - what kind? Toasted sesame oil has a very strong flavor so I wonder if this large quantity is correct.

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Tuna Poke
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tinab January 29, 2016
I would use the toasted oil here too. If you are sensitive to the taste, maybe start with half and work your way up tasting as you go.
 
heidigarfield January 29, 2016
Hi - toasted is best! I have used untoasted when in a pinch but I think the toasted flavor is much better here. Enjoy!
 
Susan W. January 29, 2016
Hopefully the author will answer, but 2 TBS for 3 TBS of acid and 1/2 lb of tuna sounds perfect to me. Untrusted is basically tasteless, so my guess is toasted. You could use less of the toasted and mix it with another oil if it's too much for you.
 
jdspring January 29, 2016
Thanks. I will use some toasted sesame substituting a neutral oil for the rest. It's such a strong flavor. I'm relatively new to asian cooking so am glad to know that regular/untoasted sesame oil is not needed!
 
Susan W. January 29, 2016
I love the toasted version. I've been cooking Asian for years and have never bought untoasted, so unless you want to try it out of curiosity, no need to buy it. Peanut oil and grapeseed oil are good to have on hand for stir frys.
 
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