7 Delicious Sea Vegetable Hacks
January 28, 2019
Sea vegetables include many marine algae varieties found the sea along our coast. They can be eaten raw or cooked and are guaranteed to add a salty, umami flavour to any cuisine.
They are many reasons to why we should look at cooking sea vegetables but the main one is that they are considered a superfood, that are packed with high amounts of nutrients, antioxidants and minerals. All have been used for centuries to treat a number of health problems due to their detoxification and antibiotic properties.
They are well over 10,000 types of sea veg, which most are dried so they can be easily added to soups. Here at Nurtured we have chosen the 7 best and fresh sea vegetables that have maximum nutrients that owe all need in our everyday life.
Cooking with sea vegetables can transform your everyday meals, diet and health. We have gathered 7 hacks that will ensure you are doing it the right way!
- Oyster Leaf
Naturally sweet vegetables help to balance out the saltiness of an oyster leaf and also add’s a rich vibrant colour that makes vegan soups, salads and stir-fries look gorgeous.
- Sea Lettuce
Sea Lettuce can be fried or dehydrated to make crispy snacks or added to stir-fries.
Cook with Gracilaria for added minerals. Just simply add Gracilaria to the pot at any time you are boiling or simmering liquid to enjoy umami and health benefits from the sea.
Fry Salicornia gently in sesame oil or coconut oil, with plenty of vegetables, some chopped ginger root and a splash of soy sauce. A choice that’s healthy and delicious!
- Salty Fingers
If you need to reduce Salty Fingers saltiness simply blanch for 30-45 seconds or soak for 1-2 hours, before placing into ice water.
- Sea Fennel
Unlike salt, you can cook beans with Sea Fennel from the start, having a tenderising effect. The natural sodium content makes sea vegetable dishes very tasty without any added salt.
- Sea Beet
Tear off a small piece of Sea Beet and toss it in your smoothies for a green drink that is especially rich in iodine.
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