Cooking with Seaweed

Seaweed Salad

Purple Laver Paper Recipes


             Purple Laver or Nori is a very versitle Seaweed. Delicious and nutritious!




Peppered Nori snack


A delicious snack food commonly found in Asian markets, these spicy nori strips can easily be made at home and without the preservatives and MSG the commercial versions usually contain.


6-8 dried whole wild Nori (Laver). (not the premade nori sheets).


2 cups cool water for moistening.


Bragg liquid Aminos, or soy sauce


1-2 teaspoons Szechuan seasoning (Spice hunter is a natural, low salt brand I like)


Lightly dip the Nori into cool water to soften (don't soak; just quickly moisten).

Spread out on baking sheets. Spray the seaweed with the liquid aminos or brush the soy sauce onto the seaweed to coat, and sprinkle with the seasoning. 


Toast at 250 F until crisp, or dry in a dehydrator. Break into bite-size pieces and store in an airtight glass jar. 



Teriyaki - Avocado Nori Sushi Rolls


Delicious snack or meal with alot of variety!


2 cups cooked short grain sushi rice, warm.


2 tablespoons rice vinegar or umeboshi plum vinegar.


1/2 teaspoon kelp granules or sea vegetable powder.


1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced.


4 tablespoons thick Teriyaki marinade sauce (such as Kikkoman)


4 toasted Nori leaves, cut into 1 inch strips. 


In a large bowl, mix the rice, vinegar and seaweed granules or powder. 

Form into thumb shaped logs (hand formed sushi shape) about 1 1/2 inches long.

Place a slice of avocado on the log, brush with teriyaki sauce and wrap with a Nori strip. 

Wet the Nori strip with a little water underneath to seal. 


Yields about 16-18 sushi rolls. 


Subsititute Cucumber or carrots, add Sesame seeds or sprouts! Experiment!





Purple Laver or Nori added to Chili, Stews, Soups and Smoothies!


Crumble, or cut small squares into Chili while simmering, soups or stews. 


Allow time for moisture absorbtion or you will end up with a tough piece of Seaweed in your soup!




Adding to Smoothies, reconstitue in fresh water for 5 minutes or until soft enough to blend with fruit.



Roasting Laver or Nori leaves: Place Laver or Nori leaves onto a cookie sheet and into a preheated oven at 250 F degrees. 

Leave for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool. 



Bull Kelp Noodle Recipes


Bull Kelp Noodles are my favorite versitle protein rich fun food and filling!




Bull Kelp Fettucine


Bull Kelp Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs or Vegetarian Meatballs


Asian Noodle Stir Fry



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