Tuesday, September 04, 2007

N is for Nori Sprinkles

When you place a sea-shell against your ear, you hear the waves. Well, when you eat Nori it tastes of the sea. There's no other way to describe it. Following on from our Sushi making session, I found a bag of something marketed as "Nori Sprinkles” in the health food shop: crispy flecks of seaweed.
 

 

We sliced some Ciabatta bread, drizzled olive oil on each slice and sprinkled a couple of teaspoons of nori on each slice and toasted it in the oven until the bread was just golden brown. I knnow its a million miles away from kinfe-wielding Sushi chefs but Nori Ciabatta was a perfect accompaniment to a bowl of soup. Freddie awarded Nori Ciabatta 10 out of 10.
 
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10 comments:

  1. Excellent!!! Sprinkles that taste of the sea - they would perk up lots of dishes!

    Celia
    (make note - look out for Nori Sprinkles next time I'm out shopping)

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  2. I didn't know about nori sprinkles, and they sound like they'd be incredibly useful. I'll definitely pick some up, so thanks, Charlotte! And I love the idea of these toasts too. It's like a more sophisticated version of garlic bread.

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  3. I hadn't heard of these either, so will certainly keep an eye out for them. Who would have thought it - Freddie the vegophobe now eating seaweed!!! Top man.

    Cheers
    David

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  4. Riocaz10:58 AM

    I used to chop leftover Nori Sheets into thin slices and garnish soups with them. Once stirred in they essentially disolve and add a nice depth of flavour.

    I am also given to believe that Nori is also extremely nutrient dense. Even a relatively tiny amount is thus good for you.

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  5. Oh, nori flakes...also great on brown rice! This comes in sheets too. Roll up with rice & veggies to make vegetable sushi roll.

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  6. Wow! They must be really good a full 10 marks! Go Charlotte! You're definitely on to something there.

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  7. Delish! I'll have to keep my eye out for these sprinkles.

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  8. That's a great idea--to use nori like an herb.

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  9. Sorry about my slow response to your comments.
    I have been working away from home for a few days.
    Nori sprinkles were a great discovery and I understand that they are full of nutrients.
    We will try it out on brown rice tonight and as a soup garnish - thanks for those ideas.

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  10. I love love love LOVE this idea! I can't wait to try it at home!

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