You surely know about Nori… don’t you?
It is not a new phonetic consonnant…
It is neither the name of a Hindi pop music group.
Try to guess what it could be.
Look this picture below :
You are right: nori is the purplish-black seaweed wrapped around the fish and the rice in sushi.
Sea lettuce, dried porphyra, dulse, carraggeenan,… are not the disgusting seaweeds you can see on more on more atlantics beaches. Not at all : they are the new exotic, trendy ingredients you can find or use in new French cuisine.
Seaweeds have health benefits. They are used as food additives or emulsifiers like Agar agar. They are also rich in calcium and magnesium, they are very nutritious, full of proteins, B12 vitamines,….
I find them in organic shops. I love to do the traditional Japanese miso soup with dried wakame, this thin and deep green seaweed.
But today I would to share a delicious seaweed recipe with you : I promise you will completely forget you are prejudiced against seaweed food:
Simply Seaweed Salad
2 cups arame or hijiki (seaweed cut into thin strips)
1 L water
1 cup cucumber, quartered and chopped
1/2 cup green chopped onion
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley,
2 tablespoon of toasted sesame or extra virgin olive oil
julienned or shredded carrots,
Rinse the seaweed well.
Place seaweed and water in a small pot and bring to a boil for
5 minutes then turn off the heat and let the mixture soak for 2-3 hours.
Drain and place in large mixing bowl.
Add all ingredients to the seaweed and toss well. This salad last days
in the fridge!!!