Crispy Seaweed Snacks

Ever since our friend Melanie visited a few weeks ago and told us about snacking on seaweed, I’ve been intrigued. I decided to give this healthy snack a go. I tried two types. Nori and alaria. The nori chips were a little too, well, seaweedy for me. The alaria chips were nice, light, crisp and only slightly reminiscent of the sea.

If it is humid where you live (believe me, it is humid here) you’ll need to eat the chips shortly after you make them or they will get a bit soggy.

Crispy Alaria

2-3 strips of Alaria
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

– Using kitchen shears, cut the seaweed into bite-sized pieces.
– Place in skillet with toasted sesame oil and cook over medium heat. The color will change from black to a dark to mid green.
– Let cool, then eat!

Crispy Nori

2-3 sheets of nori
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
sea salt

– Using a pastry brush lightly coat the nori with toasted sesame oil
– Cook nori in skillet over medium high heat 15 to 20 seconds each side.
– Sprinkle with crushed sea salt.
– Cool, cut into bite-sized bits and enjoy.

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