Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Japanese Seaweed Salad

I bought myself a packet of dried seaweed (Dolkak-Cham Miyuk) at H-Mart while shopping with Lily the other day. She told me a little bit would do because it expands a lot. So, I just used a scissor to cut a small corner off and soaked it in hot water. After 30 minutes, when I opened the cover, whoa! it really EXPAND A LOT and thus I left with extra seaweed. I only need about 1/2 cup for my Gochujang tofu soup. So, what about the rest of the seaweed? I need to do something with it and thus turned it into the seaweed salad that I concocted myself.

Salad Dressing for about 3/4 cup of seaweed:

1 tsp. sesame paste
3/4 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. of sesame oil

Sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds

(Estimation only, so season to taste!)

This seaweed is high in calcium and iron and really good for us. Not to say, it tasted very good too, slightly chewy yet soft and so good in Sundubu Jjgae! It's great added in the cold noodle or just eaten with a simple salad dressing like the above.


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Looks healthy and green! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

I made the same mistake too the last time. Thought one handful of dried ones were just nice but after soaking in water...became so much! Ended up a lot in my soon dubu tofu stew!:o

Beachlover said...

oh!! you shopping with LilyNg,so shiok!!wish I live near you.Btw,I eat once this raw seaweed,the chef use alot of sesame OIL as the flavor.Nive idea of yours:)

KellytheCulinarian said...

How simple and delicious. Looks great.

SIG said...

Hi littlecornerofmine,

I love this seaweed too and so does my little girl. Yes, a little goes a long way, I learnt my lesson the 1st time. Haha, and one pkt lasts forever! I usually do not finish it by expiry. Lovely with soup.

daphne said...

nice dressing! looks really healthy and with a 'texture' bite!

Retno Prihadana said...

Looks healthy! Is that similar with seeweed for sushi?

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh so simple, easy and so yet delicious. my my my, babe, babe one more time!

Anonymous said...

I love seaweed salad. :) So delicious. Sometimes I forgot to do the measurement for my blog also. I'm so used to just pour the soya sauce in on estimation. hehehe

Hey, check out my blog to see if u got it correct ;)

Indonesia Eats said...

ahhh should try someday

Little Corner of Mine said...

V, I feel healthy while eating it too. LOL!

Hi Tigerfish,
Yes, it's different from the Chinese black seaweed so it was unexpected. Well, lesson learned!

Thanks beachlover! Yup, I get to shop with Lily Ng. It's always nice to shop with friend as I can pick up certain thing that I normally never thought of buying.

Thanks Kelly! :)

Hi Singairishgirl,
Thanks for dropping by. Yes, it's really good in soup, either in miso or gochujang, can't wait to make more. :)

Thanks daphne! :)

Hi Retno,
It's not the same as the seaweed for sushi. When you soaked this in water, it looks more like fresh seaweed from the sea.

Hi big boys oven,
Thanks for your compliment! :)

Hi cooking ninja,
I never measure when I cook, but sometimes I did it for my blog. ;) Just checked your blog, horray I won a mystery prize! Thank you! :D

Hi Andaliman,
Yup, you should give it a try! :)

SIG said...

I always drop by... just never leave a comment ;) Hehe. And you're right, it does remind one of fresh seaweed from the sea.

ai wei said...

hi, thanks for sharing this! i am going to try a hand on it ^^

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Ai Wei,
Hope you like it! :)

Edith said...

I understand that seaweed has alot of nutrients and yours looks inviting leh.