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Old 02-27-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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sea vegetables, seaweed, arame, kombu, etc Recipe help

hello!
seaweeds are high in minerals and fiber, their carb count is nil & they are very good for you. in the early stricter stages of dieting i really need them!

does anyone have experience using them and could you suggest some recipes?

usually, i add some kombu to soups, removing it before we eat.

with arame, i usually toss in a stir-fry or sometimes a soup as well.

how do you use and prepare these and other sea vegetables i have yet to try?

tia!
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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We make sushi at home with the toasted nori - not sure if that's what you're looking for?

No rice of course, but usually we use sashimi grade tuna, cream cheese, radish sprouts, tobiko, or some farm-raised salmon, cream cheese, avocado, tobiko.

You can roll up lots of stuff in the toasted nori sheets - tuna or egg salad, hot dogs, whatever you like!

We also love seaweed salad at sushi bars but I've never made it at home. I bet you could find a recipe by searching on Google though!!
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Karen Barnaby has a recipe for nori crisps. You cut 2 sheets of nori into squares. She does 4 squares per sheet, but I do more like 16 pieces per sheet. (Think Wheat Thins) Brush the pieces of nori with egg white and dip in toasted sesame seeds.Sprinkle on a little salt. Bake in a 350 oven until crisp, about 10 minutes.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:27 AM   #4
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dear Charski & Soobee,
thanks for these tips! i do have some nori-i didn't even think about making rolls-duh!
and the nori crisps look like a nice snack, too!

So anyone else? arame and dulse advice?

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Old 02-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #5
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BTW:

You can purchase pre-roasted seaweed (also called "nori" or "laver", if you google it) in little snack packs -- roasted with olive or sesame oils and dashed with salt. Very crunchy -- like a very thin, fragile potato chip. Asian groceries sell it, and Amazon has some, I believe. Each little lunch pack has about 20 calories and very few carbs.

Here's a reliable online source:

AsianFoodGrocer.com - Asian Food and Recipes Online - Product Search - Showing All

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Got nori? It's a yummy LC sea vegie!

I have some nori - seaweed - that I snip into strips that get soft in a moist mixture. It's like having noodles. Green noodles. It is an interesting vegie, nori. The seaweed is flat and perforated to use as wrap for sushi. So I can cut it with scissors. It is flat, thin as paper, cuts easily. Anyone else using nori for a fast and easy vegie?

I wonder if Netrition ever carries nori, a sea vegetable from China.

I've got two brands that are dated 2003 (I kind of lose track of what I have on hand, but this stuff lasts forever, apparently!): Mine are from Eden Foods and MaineCoast. Both are dated 7/28/03 and show my name and a customer number. I'll have to look back to see what source I got them from, as I intend to bring a lot more of this into my daily menu. Would love to add nori to my Netrition orders, if I can find nori at Netrition (hint hint). What say?

A 2.5gram sheet of nori delivers 1g carb and 1g fiber with 1g protein, 8mg potassium, 10mg sodium - all for 8 calories.

What's 2.5g? Uh... Eden's bag says 25g = 0.8oz; MaineCoast's bag says 130g = 4.6oz. A sheet snips into LOTS of slivers, papery slivers that soften up as green noodles in a moist mixture of tuna in olive oil. It's a tasty addition to any dish.

Ah, food diary for 2003 shows purchase from Tucson Co Warehouse for this nori. Yeah, I do too have a food diary from that far back. Comes in handy now and then!

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Old 01-19-2009, 05:42 AM   #7
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I keep forgetting to add a handful of nori noodles to my menu. Got to store the packets of nori where I see them. Out of sight is out of mind, I'm sorry to say.
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