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Seaweed Salad


Growing up, this was one more thing that I disliked.  No worries.  Today, I love the stuff.  Deep Green and oh-so-glossy, it almost resembles edible emeralds (perhaps I exaggerate) but ask me or mama and we’ll both exclaim that its taste surpasses that of any gemstone (I imagine that those are too hard anyways–lol, I kid).  The great thing about this salad is that it’s absolutely, positively no fuss.  It’s low maintenance and never asks for a lot.  To rehydrate the dried miyuk, you don’t even need to boil a pot of water….all you need is:

Seaweed Salad
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  • 1 c dried miyuk (wakame/dried seaweed)
  • 1-2 tb red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tb red pepper paste
  • 2-3 finely minced garlic cloves
  • 2 ts toasted sesame seed
  • 2 ts sesame oil
  • 2-3 ts rice vinegar
  • ½ ts salt
  • 1-2 tb sugar

  1. Soak your dried seaweed for 10 minutes in warm water, rinse in warm/hot water
  2. Plunge your swollen miyuk and dress with all your other ingredients.

Why such variation? Unless you’re baking, I firmly believe that cooking should involve a bit of tweaking of this and that. If this part is altogether neglected, I find that the food lacks soul…personality. Now in this case, it mostly varies on what level of spiciness you’re accustomed to. I always tell folks to never hesitate throwing in their own special ingredient(s). If you think Pickles would make this dish shine, do it, do it, do it! *Refer to my last post*

Nutrition Facts

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 110

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.3%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 668.6 mg27.9%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.8%

Sugars 18.3 g

Protein 4 g7.2%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 19.1%

Calcium 9.4% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mama and I both hope you try this dish…

How about designating one weekend to trying new, different or strange foods?
How about miyuk with durian to wash it all down with?!


Love y’all!!!

Your Squishy Monster ^.^

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3 thoughts on “Seaweed Salad

  • says:

    >Very interesting salad never had tried something like this before, looks good

  • Michele says:

    In the seaweed salad recipe there are two lots of rice vinegar listed. First 2 ts then 2-3 ts should the total added be 4-5 ts? or is this a missprint? Is it necessary to add pepper flakes as well as pepper paste? Thank you for youe interesting recipes.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention, Michele. It was def. a misprint (fixed now) The pepper flakes add a bit of texture while the paste imparts smokiness. If you don’t have the flakes, it’s not gonna break the recipe. Thanks again!

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