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Jun 20, 2000 11:20 PM

hijiki and other seaweed

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Can anyone tell me how to make hijiki salad like they serve in Japanese restaurants? I mean the sweet-salty-sesame flavor with bits of carrot.

Any seaweed ideas would be welcome. I'm looking for delicious ways to boost my calcium and other minerals.

Thanks in advance...

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  1. I was recently wondering about restaurant-style hijiki, too, so I typed a query about seaweed/hijiki into a search engine ( and turned up several promising recipes. I have yet to make them (easier to call for take-out...), but they seem like the real deal and also quite simple. As far as other types go, I like to saute arame with garlic and ginger and add a dash of soy as a topper. Wakame goes nicely in soups and makes a great cold salad. Some good dressing ingredients to experiment with are sugar, salt, rice vinegar, soy, ginger, ume vinegar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and on and on. I've found that sea vegetables are great to experiment with, so good luck and have fun...