Is anyone else having a problem eating the seaweed or is it just me? It tastes like fish!!!! EWWW! I put wakame in my vegan ramen noodles this morning to up the nutritional content. JUst a little and now I can barely eat them and am picking out the seaweed and feeding it my dog. UGH. And any suggestions on how to make it more palatable.
Hi Michelle - I feel your pain. I made the toasted nori burrito recipe last week and it was hard to get used to. I made it at work and everyone was yelling how it stank like fish...oops! I got used to it, but after having it for lunch a few days in a row I couldn't eat it anymore. Nori seems to be the stuff they wrap sushi in. My husband didn't like it at all and told me to never buy it again. Maybe it just takes some getting used to?
I hate the taste of fish too and have never been a sushi fan. I have one dish that makes it palatable enough, miso soup. I take about a half sheet of nori per small pot of soup, which usually ends up feeding me two meals. I shred it to tiny pieces and throw it in. Along with everything else I put in the dish - safflower oil, sesame seed oil, garlic, onions, tons of veggies, miso, vegetable broth, ume plum paste and vinegar, and shoyu, you really can't taste the nori.
I don't really like the nori either and I thought ok I'm stuck with this so maybe I should try another recipe from the book besides the burritos. I tried the Ceasar Salad and it was sooooo good. I was never a huge fan of them before but I am now!
I'd say it's an acquired taste. Nori is pretty strong on it's own--I can only eat one tiny toasted strip at a time alone--but I think once you pair it with other strong flavors, like avocado or crisp, tart apples, lots of rice, wasabi or horseradish maybe??...it will help mellow it out some. Arame has a much milder taste--at least I can barely taste it. I'll throw arame in with soba noodle salad, beans & squash, etc; my fiance even has it in some of his meals because he can't taste it. I'd say start small: use only a little at a time; add it to miso, soups & other strong flavored meals which it might not over power. Also, you could try eating it first to get it out of the way, then enjoy the rest of your meal sans seaweed ;)
I feel your pain. I made a hijiki salad and it was soo intense, i couldnt only have a alittle at a time. Same with the wakame in my miso soup, i really have to be in the mood. I know this is maybe cheating and not the best way to get all the nutrients but if i am feeling like havent been able to have my greens or seaweed in a while i resort to my powdered greens. The company is pure synergy which is one of ht eonly ones that uses all organic, natural and all food based and has tons of seaweed in it. A little green smoothie or just in some water makes me feel so much better! does anyone have any info about the green powder? i know it is obviously not as strong as doing hte real thing, but when i cant get my hands on it i think it is a viable option.
i am so the opposite! i've really been digging the seaweed--it's hard for me to not have some at every meal! my favorite was to have it is alicia's hiziki and green bean recipe with ginger, garlic, shoyu and onions. it's amazing. the arame and carrot dish is really good also. sometimes i'll just throw some see veggies into a green salad too. also, i always cook my beans with kombu now. i've been so lazy about making miso soup at home, but i'll always order some when out at a veg/asian restauraunt. try to stick with it, or try different recipes with sea veggies---it has made my skin clearer, nails stronger and hair shinier in just a couple of weeks of 80% superhero.