Japanese Seaweed provides lots of health benefits... and tastes great
A Taste of Japanese Seaweed
I've loved Japanese food since I was little. I ate everything, even the vegetables! Now that I'm a mom, and finally falling in love with cooking (it took a long while), I'm trying out some seaweed recipes with at home.
The vegetables I'm concentrating on here are yummy Japanese seaweed, which are also known to be great for keeping your hair healthy and for detoxing!
These Japanese seaweeds are rich in minerals, and I'm not just talking iron and calcium. There are a lot more minerals that are taken in when we eat Japanese seaweed!
I love Japanese seaweed dishes!
Add nori to:
- soups (like miso soup)
- moistened for salads
- bread, as in laver bread
- if you toast it lightly in a skillet or pop it in the oven, you've got your own seaweed snack
- and of course, wrapped up with rice and your favorite fish and vegetables in sushi, futo maki or California rolls
Recipes with Nori
Above is a sushi game supposedly testing your agility in making sushi, offering it to the customers, collecting their payment and cleaning up. I never made Step 2. LOL Try it!
Below are some recipes with nori. Now making it for real is easier than the game!
- Ramen Noodle Sushi
Try this easy to make appetizer at home and impress your friends!
- Stuffed Nori Cones
Stuffed Nori Cones are nori formed into cones with rice and a choice of vegetables.
- Nori Maki Sushi
Nori Maki Sushi recipe using short grain brown rice.
- Cha Soba or Cold Soba
by The Modern VEGETARIAN - Vegetarian Cha Soba has been on my To-Do List for more than a year, finally I cooked it few days back.
- Nori Risotto
Try this nori risotto! I wouldn't microwave it, though.
- Spicy Tofu Futomaki
Cool, creamy tofu takes on a spicy tone in this delicious roll. For a bit of surprise, freshly squeezed orange juice as well as a bit of the zest blend in with the spice marinade. Tempura avocado gives the roll a slight but necessary crunch. Try dipp
- Tuna Maki Sushi
A healthy, delicious and simple meal :)
It's not like the anime. It's referred to as "naruto" in reference to a well known tidal whirlpool near the Japanese city of Naruto
- 2 slices of ham
- 2 slices of cheese
- 2 square sheets of nori
- Layer the ham, cheese, and nori on top of one another. Lay the ham down on the plate. Put the nori on top of the ham. Put the cheese on top of the nori.
- Roll the stack into a roll and push a toothpick though it to hold it in place.
- Cut into slices. Make sure the slices are even.
- Use different types of cheese and meat for colorful combinations. You can also use food coloring. You can have green ham and red cheese. A perfect appetizer for Christmas.
- Use colorful toothpicks for a fun presentation.
- For a simple way to make them the same size. Just cut the roll in half. Cut that half in half. Keep going until you get the size you want.
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Some sushi inspritation
Famous Face Sushi
Thought we'd have a little fun with sushi
Obama sushi from the blog of FOBalicious. This takes talent to make a famous face be recognizable on sushi! my simple salmon and cucumber sushi rolls are so deformed that I think it will take me forever to come up with something like this.
How To Make an Inside Out California Roll
What to do at an authentic sushi bar
If you're still not confident of creating your own sushi with nori, visiting a sushi bar might help. If you sit in front of the Taisho, you get to see how it's done.
Check out this spoof, it's fun!
Hurrah for Hijiki
These wiry seaweed strands are sold precooked. Always soak them first for about fifteen minutes before using them in your dishes.
It's got the highest calcium compared to the rest of the seaweeds. It is also rich in bromine, iodine, iron, niacin, phosphorus, phytohormones, potassium, protein, and vitamins A, B and C.
Add Hijiki to:
- soups and stews
- ground meat for burgers
Recipes with Hijiki
White Beans, Hijiki, Rice, and Red Cabbage
Ingredients And Procedures
4 cups dry white (navy) beans 1 oz hijiki sea vegetable 2 cups cooked rice 1 small red cabbage, diced small 2 tbs balsamic vinegar tamari sauce to taste
Cook beans until tender, add hijiki towards end of cooking process (so it won't fall apart), sauté diced red cabbage in vinegar and water until tender. Mix beans, rice and red cabbage. Add tamari sauce to taste. Let sit a few minutes so flavors will blend. Looks like veg-scrapple, but tastes pretty good. It is good without the tamari, sort of sweet and vinegary.
More free recipes
Check these Hijiki stuff
Know your Kombu
Kombu is a type of brown seaweed and can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a sweet taste and is considered as "good luck" food. As long as it remains sealed, you can keep kombu indefinitely. Once opened, you can use it for the next 6 months. Just remember to keep it in a cool, dark place.
Add this edible seaweed to:
* soups and stews
* drink as tea
* snack food
* when powdered, can be used in cakes
* bean dishes! Adding kombu to beans helps soften the beans and cuts down precious cooking time :-)
* rice! Just add a few strips when cooking your rice. Try it with brown rice, really healthy!
Rich in alginate, calcium, carotene, chromium, fucoidan, germanium, iodine, iron, laminarin, magnesium, mannitol, phosphorus, phytohormones, potassium, protein, sodium, and vitamins A, C, D, E K.
Recipes with kombu:
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The Wonders of Wakame
Wakame has this green-as-an-olive color and sometimes brownish but falls under brown seaweeds. You can buy them either dry or fresh. Wakame can taste pretty salty, so its best to soak them for about thirty minutes before using them in a recipe. It swells about 10 times its dry weight. As like all kinds of food, moderation is key.
A recent study revealed that a the sulphur-containing glycans in wakame seaweed is thought to be an effective anti-coagulant and was shown to be twice as effective as heparin at breaking down blod clots.
Add this edible seaweed to:
* soups and broths
A very good source of calcium and is rich in chromium, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, sodium, vitamin A, C and K, vitamin B complex, and zinc
Recipes with wakame
- Wakame, Mushroom, and Broccoli SautÃ©
The mildly sweet flavor of wakame, which is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, combines with chewy mushrooms and crunchy broccoli in this Asian inspired medley. After being soaked then sautÃ©ed, the fronds of wakame become silky with a hin
- Wakame Seaweed and Cucumber Salad
This piquant wakame seaweed salad balances flavor and color when served with other vegetables or with meat or fish courses.
- Miso Soup with Wakame Seaweed
In Japan, Miso Soup is served at breakfast, lunch or dinner with a main meal and a bowl of rice. It's a deliciously refreshing way to get energized and is one of our simple seaweed recipes.
- Wakame Shiitake Soup
Picked up from Lori's blog - Made healthier.
Momoya Seaweed Paste okra
Try this easy recipe! Momoya Seaweed Paste Okra photo and recipe from Terri of Hunger Hunger
Seaweed is delivered to space station
A Russian spaceship was launched recently to deliver wakame seaweed soup and other mouthwatering Japanese dishes to the International Space Station. Now that's special delivery!
Japanese Seaweed - Love 'em or leave 'em
Someone just asked me if I was obsessed with seaweed. Let's just call it a love affair. I enjoy devouring heath information about these sea vegetables and try out recipes in my little kitchen. I hope this summary on Japanese seaweed will make you try out some of these recipes at home :-) For more info on seaweed, check out Ocean Vegetables.