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Seaweed Salad Recipe

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I was out having dinner with my friend Minna tonight at a local hipster sushi bar when I suddenly had a intense craving for raw, crunchy seaweed. There was a definite need for something spicy, salty, and seaweed-y between our copious orders of raw fish and beer. Unfortunately for me, nothing on the menu fit the bill, so as soon as dinner was over, I got to work on satisfying my primal seavegetable urges.

It’s hard to believe but there used to be a time when seaweed wasn’t a commonly eaten food. At one point, seaweed was just that: weeds of the sea. I wouldn’t say it’s super-popular now, but it’s definitely come a long way. Crunchy and gelatinous, this seaweed salad is refreshing and hearty with a light Japanese inspired dressing.

I am salty, I am from the sea: I AM SEAWEED SALAD!

Seaweed Salad Recipe

  • 2 cups seaweed**
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • crushed chilli peppers to taste

 

Rinse your seaweed in cold water for 15 minutes. Soak in cold water for as long as you can possibly wait and then some.  Make sure you rinse the seaweed again before using it. Brown seaweed stems come packed in salt and if you don’t rinse or soak you’ll have an over salted salad.

Mix together the dressing ingredients. Toss with the seaweed. Enjoy!

**You can find seaweed packaged in salt in most Korean grocery stores. They’re usually labelled “salted brown seaweed stems.”

 

5 Commentsadd yours

  1. This is really delicious, I made a few changes for the sake of time and supplies. I used roasted seaweed (type to make sushi) and cut them into strips. Used low-sodium soy sauce, mirin, sesame seeds, garlic-chili sauce, half a lime, garlic, and ginger. Delicious. I also added conch, cucumbers, and tomatoes to my salad, so I could get protein and stuff. Next time when I have the supplies I will actually make this to the T. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You have some yummy-looking recipes! This is one that I could eat! (I am basically eating starch-free, and finding it can be as much fun as many of the recipes with starch!) Keep up the good work of providing appetizing and tantalizing suggestions for people to add to their recipe boxes — and to their dining pleasure!

  3. I’ve been looking for a recipe for a while and stumbled upon yours! I love your blog – totally following now!

    Can’t wait to make this!

  4. is it okay if i dont put the sake? or what can i use as a substitute for the sake

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