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Seaweed in cook books?

shaharidan Dec 21, 2010 07:08 AM

Anyone know of any cook books by high level chefs with some recipes using seaweed?
I'm not looking for a book dedicated to seaweed just hoping to find a few recipes by some of the top people.


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    wattacetti RE: shaharidan Dec 21, 2010 10:44 AM

    Any chef who does kaiseki in Japan (e.g. Yoshihiro Murata). Heston Blumenthal's Big Fat Duck. There's also Dashi and Umami.

    1. MonaNomura RE: shaharidan Dec 21, 2010 12:04 PM

      Maybe something like this?

      The one thing to ask is are you looking to flavor your food or use it as a main ingredient? How accessible are the varieties of seaweed to you? I'd recommend starting there then narrowing recipes/cookbooks to fit your needs.

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        shaharidan RE: MonaNomura Dec 21, 2010 01:09 PM

        That looks like a great link. Thanks Mona. As far as how I'm going to use it I'm not sure. Right now I'm just doing some research and I was hoping hoping to find some ideas to steal from high rated chefs :).
        As far as variety, I saw this place mentioned on a t.v. show http://www.alcasoft.com/seaweed/, it looks like they sell several types.
        Again I'm just starting to look into it, but seems like it might be a fun, and very healthy ingredient to make use of.

        Thanks also to wattacetti, this gives me an excuse to buy heston's book :)

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          MonaNomura RE: shaharidan Dec 21, 2010 03:57 PM

          Ah, that makes sense. Not sure where you live, but if there are Japanese restaurants near you (owned and operated by Japanese people), I'd recommend trying out some of these dishes:
          - hijiki
          - sunomono (it's a vinegar based appetizer, tangy and really healthy)
          - miso soup (there's seaweed in there!)

          ...are most easy to find. Seaweed has a unique texture that may take some getting used to. I use seaweed in various forms all the time when cooking Japanese food. I'll be happy to share recipes with you!

          Good luck.

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        Val RE: shaharidan Dec 21, 2010 04:10 PM

        Though she has not published any cookbooks that I know of, she certainly knows Korean cooking and her website is: www.maangchi.com
        She has some great recipes and many involve seaweed. Just throwing this out to you for consideration!

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          shaharidan RE: Val Dec 21, 2010 05:45 PM

          Thanks Val!

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            KaimukiMan RE: Val Dec 21, 2010 05:55 PM

            yeah, maangchi is great. nuts, but great

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