Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hijiki Seaweed Cold Side

I have to eat seaweed regularly to keep my Hypothyroidism under control.  2-3 times a week is sufficient for me.  The most regular seaweed that I consume is wakame, cook in miso tofu soup.  I also add wakame when I prepare my kimchi ramen, any chance I have for seaweed, I would use it.  When I am too lazy to make the miso soup, I will switch to Hijiki seaweed since this can be prepared pretty easily.  Right now, I would do a blood test once a year when I visit my OB/GYN to see if there is any changes.  I noticed that if the reason of your hypothyroidism is the lack of iodine, you can easily modify your diet to keep it under control.  For me,  the regular consumption of seaweed really helped.  It might not be for everyone but it works for me.


2 Tbsp. dried Hijiki seaweed, soak it in tap water for at least 30 minutes, drain and set aside
1 cloves of garlic, minced
1 stalk of green onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

Soy sauce, 1.5 tsp.
Mirin, 1 tsp.
Rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp.
Sesame oil, 1/2 tsp.
White pepper


In a bowl, add in the Hijiki, garlic and green onion.  Then, add in the seasonings, mix well.  Season to taste. Lastly, top with sesame seeds.  Let it absorb the flavor for at least 30 minutes before serving.


tigerfish said...

Good to know that the hypothyroidism is under control.

I don't consume seaweed so regularly, maybe just abt once a week or two weeks. I usually make seaweed (wakame + nori) soup. You reminded me that I still have hijiki in my pantry. Time to make salad for this hot hot weather. I always do my dressing this way too :)

Cooking Gallery said...

Hmm, hijiki salad :)!! I got to eat hijiki salad for the first time about 3 years ago and I loved it :)! I haven't visited for a while and now I need to look at your other beautiful recipes :)!

daphne said...

Oh I didn't realise you have hypothyroidism! I have been reading about thyroid and how food has such a big influence on it as well. This seaweed is a tasty one to add to a healthy lifestyle menu!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

It is good that you adjust your cooking to suit your body needs..

Noob Cook said...

love wakame, hope to try hijiki soon. glad to hear that your hypothyroidism can be managed with diet changes.

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