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Nori Seaweed Recipes

Updated on June 3, 2009

Nori Seaweed

Among all available edible seaweeds, nori seaweed sheets happen to be the most accessible. They aren't in just Asian stores anymore, or even health food stores. Regular supermarkets or groceries have them now, too!

(Just saw these sheets at our town's supermarket and I was shocked!)

So, since nori sheets abound, thought I'd come up with a lens on nori seaweed recipes.

Deep fried salmon skin hand roll photo by aJ GAZMEN ツ GucciBeaR

Fun Salmon Hand Roll - Nori Seaweed Recipes #1

Check out the ingredients and directions from Mumu's Fun Salmon Hand Roll recipe.

Nori Crackers - Nori Seaweed Recipes #2 from Zurin of Cherry on a Cake

What you need

10 squares of nori seaweed

20 pieces of spring roll skin

salt

pepper

sesame oil

1 egg white lightly beaten

For the directions, please Check Zurin's blog - Cherry on a Cake.

Sauteed Asparagus, Shiitake and Iwanori - Nori Seaweed Recipes #3 from Naoko Moore

This is another "Shojin" (Buddhist-style vegetarian) style appetizer.

Ingredients

1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed, blanched, and cut into 3"-long

4 ea. shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 tbsp. sesame oil

1/2 tbsp. soy sauce salt

handful of iwanori (rough-texture nori seeweed)

Procedure

Heat the sesame oil in a pan and saute the shiitake mushrooms at medium-heat.

Add the asparagus and continue to saute for another minute.

Add soy sauce, and a pinch of salt (if necessary).

Add iwanori right before turning off the heat and toss well. (Add more sesame oil if necessary.)

Check out Naoko's blog for other interesting recipes!

Umma's Hwe Dup Bap - Nori Seaweed Recipes #4 - Raw fish & Salad on Rice Bowl

Umma shares with us her wonderful recipe that includes nori. Check out her recipes at Umma Yori.

Deep Fried King Prawns with Seaweed - Nori Seaweed Recipes #5

Ingredients:

1 pc King Prawn

1 sheet (2" Ã 4") Japanese Seaweed

3 tbsp Batter Power

4 tbsp Water

1 ttbsp Chopped Sring Onion

Tools:

1 pc Skewer

Serve with:

50g Mixed Green salad

Marinade:

1/2 tsp Salt

Pinch of Pepper

1 tbsp Chinese Wine

Method:

1. Shell and devein prawn, leaving head and tail intact.

2. Marinated prawn.

3. Roll up prawn with the seaweed.

4. Threat it on skewer.

5. Mix batter powder with water until smooth, add chopped spring onion.

6. Coat prawn with batter.

7. Deep fry prawn with 200 ℃ oil until golden then 150 ℃ for 3 minutes.

8. Remove bamboo stick and serve with green salad.

Photo and recipe from sendtohong.

Okonomiyaki

Nori Seaweed Recipes #6

Okonomiyaki is a popular pan fried food(Japanese style pizza) that fits the same ecological niche in japan as pizza does in US. It consists of batter and cabbage with selected toppings such as sliced pork, yakisoba noodles, green onion, squid, shrimp, bean sprouts and others. As the name indicates "okonomi" literally means "to one's liking", you can add whatever ingredients you like in okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is very popular in Osaka and Hiroshima and have their own style in cooking okonomiyaki. In Japan, people usually eat okonomiyaki at restaurants that specialize in the dish. The attractive point in okonomiyaki restaurant is that you are free to cook you own style okonomiyaki on the dining table equipped with an iron griddle ("teppan").

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded cabbage (1 1/2 inch strips)

1 cup green onion chopped

2 eggs

1 cup water

2 tbsp sake

1 cup tempura batter/flour

1/4 cup vegetable oil

200g shrimps (others seafood as much as you like)

okonomiyaki sauce

katsuobushi (bonito flakes)

mayonnaise

aonori (seaweed/green laver)

beni shoga(red ginger)

Preparations:

Beats the eggs in a large bowl. Add flour and water and beat mix well. Add in sake, cabbage, green onion. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a skillet. Pour the batter over the skillet and make a round. Then sprinkle 1/2 of the shrimp, and others seafood on top. Cook each side on medium heat for 2 minutes, until lightly browned. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered for another 5 minutes, occasionally turning and gently pressing the okonomiyaki with a spatula. Flip the okonomiyaki again and spread okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise on top. Sprinkle aonori over the sauce. Sprinkle katsuobushi (bonito flakes) and beni-shoga (red ginger) for topping.

Photo by food in mouth

Recipe from youlinchng

Tofu Seaweed Tempura

Nori Seaweed Recipes #7

20 oz. firm tofu, drained

3 Tbsp. soy sauce

2 tsp. sesame oil

1 cup unbleached white flour, plus extra for dusting

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/2 Tbsp. Bragg liquid aminos

Approximately 1 cup water

3 sheets of nori seaweed

2 to 3 cups fresh bread crumbs

2 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying

Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup water

3 Tbsp. raw sugar

1/2 tsp. sesame oil

2 tsp. cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbsp. water

Fresh daikon and ginger, finely grated, for serving

For recipe instructions, check out the blog of Wai Lana Yoga

Love to hear from other Nori lovers

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    • shauna1934 profile image

      shauna1934 5 years ago

      I love your lens on Nori seaweed recipes!! Hope you don't mind but I'm going to link to it on my https://hubpages.com/food/where-to-buy-nori-sheets lens!

    • earthybirthymum profile image

      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like seaweed, not just nori but so far any I have tasted. I think kelp and dulse are great, I also like wakame.