Seaweed salad from Japanese restaurants? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 11-01-2004, 05:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
mommyoftwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What is it and how do I make it? The one that is served cold as a first dish. I love it but haven't thought to make it at home before.
mommyoftwo is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 11-02-2004, 10:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
mommyoftwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone?
mommyoftwo is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 11-02-2004, 10:46 AM
 
bebe luna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is a dehydrated "seaweed salad" mix that comes in a package. It contains a variety of seaweed and "strings" of kanten (agar-agar). Also can contain jellyfish.

Just reconstitute with water and it triples in volume. Tastes fresh. There are several brands, "Kaiso Mix" by Yoshiki Foods, "Ocean Greens", etc.

Yoshiki's brand comes with salad dressing. Ocean Greens is plain. Price is about $2 pkg.

It is often called Kaiso Salad when served in resteraunts...
I also love this salad!

Here's a couple recipes I found:

Seaweed Salad 1
Ingredients: Seaweed, Agar-Agar, Kikurage mushroom, Seasame seeds, Sesame oil, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Marinated red peppers



Seaweed Salad 2(Nori)

10 grams aka-tosaka-nori seaweed
10 grams ao-tosaka-nori seaweed
10 grams ao-ogo-nori seaweed
10 grams wakame seaweed

4 tablespoons white sesame seeds
4 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons dashi stock
3 tablespoons sweet light miso
sugar

For salted seaweed, soak in cold water for 20 - 30 minutes to
dliminate saltiness and drain. Cut into bite-sized pieces.

Make sesame-vinegar-miso. Roast white sesame seeds and grind well
in suribachi (Japanese grinding bowl). Add sweet light miso and
grind more. Marinate in vinegar, sugar and dashi stock.

Arrange seaweed colorfully. At the center of the plate, put
sesame-vinegar-miso.

Variations: Besides seaweed, carrot, cucumber and celery are good
ingredients for this salad. Shallots and wine-vinegar also make a
delicious dressing. Heat minced shallot with salad oil and add
wine-vinegar.

Seaweed Salad 3
1 cucumber
1/4 lb. wakame seaweed
4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
PREPARATION:

Soak wakame seaweed in water until soften. Cut cucumber into thin rounds. Put salt over cucumber slices and set aside for 30 min. Squeeze cucumber slices to remove the liquid. Mix vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce in a cup. Cut wakame seaweed into bite-sized pieces. Put wakame seaweed and cucumber in a bowl and pour the dressing over and mix well. Suggested
bebe luna is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 11-02-2004, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
mommyoftwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you!!!
mommyoftwo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off