Sea Vegetables

  • Sea Vegetables

    Shiso Wakame Sprinkles

    I am very fond of this kind or Sprinkles to eat with or mix with Rice. Many Asian grocery stores sell some products but I have never seen ‘Shiso (Perilla) Wakame Sprinkles’ in Australia. Since I started growing Shiso in my garden, I have some harvest every year, and I wanted to make ‘Shiso Wakame …

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    Wakame Tuna Cucumber Salad

    Dried Wakame is probably the most accessible sea vegetable for many of us. Most Asian grocery stores sell them. I usually buy Dried Wakame that are already cut into small pieces, but not too small. They can be used for many dishes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large Cucumber *about 250g1/4 teaspoon Salt2 to 4 …

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    Wakame ‘Tsukudani’

    ‘Tsukudani’ is a dish of commonly small fish, shellfish or seaweed cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. Seaweed ‘Tsukudani’ are often made with Kombu (Kelp) OR Nori. But for me, Wakame ‘Tsukudani’ is the easiest to make. Ingredients 6 tablespoons (*about 12g) Dried Wakame1 cup Dashi Stock *OR 1 cup …

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    Chikuwa ‘Isobeyaki’

    Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This is a dish of Chikuwa that is stir-fried with a small amount of Oil and seasoned with Sugar and Soy Sauce. Super quick and easy dish that used to appear in my lunch box quite frequently. It is yummy with freshly cooked rice, …

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    Stir-fried Broccoli & Nori

    No need to pre-cook or blanch Broccoli before stir-frying it. This method is so easy and works with any Oil. Today I used Sesame Oil because I wanted to mix the cooked Broccoli with Korean fried & seasoned seaweed called ‘Gim-gui’. Of course you can use Sushi Nori instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 head …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings …

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    Cos Lettuce & Nori Salad

    Cos Lettuce is so good with Asian flavoured dressing. I tend to add Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) because I always have it in the fridge and I like its spiciness. If you like spicy salad, you can add Fresh Chilli, Dry Chilli Flakes, Ground Chilli, Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso), or etc. Sushi Nori is …

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    Wakame Rice

    Dried, already chopped up ‘Wakame’ is available from Asian grocery stores and some supermarkets. Most people use it for miso soup or salad. Try this everyone’s favourite ‘Wakame Rice’. You do not need to buy Wakame Rice Seasoning Mix. It is easy to prepare. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain …

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    Spinach Nori Rolls

    If you like ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, you would wish to try this dish. Blanched Spinach is rolled with Nori (Seaweed Sheet) and served with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sesame sauce. You need no special tool to roll. It looks quite sophisticated. A perfect entree when you entertain friends and family. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Egg Sea Vegetables

    Scrambled Egg & Nori

    Scrambled Egg is easy to cook. If you add some other ingredients, it can be a great dish that is more nutritious. However, we can’t be bothered to wash and chop up veggies sometimes. Let me suggest you an easiest yet nutritious ingredient that you can add to your Scrambled Egg, and it is a …

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    Garlic Anchovy ‘Kombu’

    This is another sea vegetable dish that I want to encourage people who are not familiar with them to try. Have a look at the ingredients. Olive Oil, Garlic, Chilli and Anchovy!!! It’s very Mediterranean which many people love. ‘Kombu’ (Kelp) is very nutritious and has no fishy smell. This could be easier for you …

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    Kombu & Tuna Wasabi Mayo Salad

    I want to encourage people who are not familiar with sea vegetables to try them. Some types of sea vegetables, that I am trying not to call ‘seaweeds’, have slimy texture and fishy smell. I understand it might be challenging for some people to eat them. I think ‘Kombu’ (kelp) is easier to try. Dried …

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