As lovers of Japanese food, we regularly consume sea vegetables.
I often add some wakame to a stir fry or grab some seafood salad from my local fish monger.
Trying something a little different, a few months ago I ordered these raw kelp noodles from my favourite online raw food source.
Not cheap at $10 a pop, I hadn't ordered more until now. And let me just say these noodles are totally splurge worthy.
I was so excited when my recent order arrived in the post and couldn't wait to crack them out and eat them!
So, with the perfect meal in mind I dropped in at my local fish monger after work and picked up some fresh salmon, planning on serving it raw with the noodles.
Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free and very low in carbohydrates and calories. The healthful content provides a rich source of trace minerals including iodine which kelp is well known for.
It is recommended that you shouldn't consume too many sea vegetables in one sitting but as the kelp noodle isn't super concentrated, it's a perfect balance.
The taste, well, it's very neutral and mild with a crisp crunch when bitten into.
340 g raw kelp noodles, rinsed
4 spring onions, sliced thinly
1/2 c peas, fresh or frozen
1 tblsp mixed sesame seeds
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp mirin
1 tsp wasabi paste
1/2 lime juiced
Combine kelp, onions, peas and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
Toss and set aside.
Next, combine oil, soy sauce, mirin, wasabi paste and lime juice in a small jug.
Whisk until well combined.
Pour over the noodles and sit in the refrigerator for 30 mins to allow flavours to infuse.
*Optional: thinly slice some sashimi grade salmon and roll horizontally into a rose. Arrange on top of the kelp salad and serve with a sprinkling of wasabi sesame seeds.