Advice 1: How to prepare dried seaweed

Seaweed is eaten for many centuries, it contains a lot of nutrients: iodine, phosphorus and other trace elements necessary for human body. Since it is algae, it consists of 80% water. Storage it dried, it retains all its valuable properties. Dried sea cabbage is used instead of salt, grinding in a coffee grinder. For the preparation of salads and other dishes it is treated as follows.
You will need
    • 1) prepared seaweed - 100 g;
    • 2) carrots - 100 g;
    • 3) garlic - 2 cloves;
    • 4) vegetable oil - 1-2 tablespoons;
    • 5) crushed red pepper
    • salt
    • sugar
    • soy sauce - to taste.
Clean sea cabbage from impurities. Then soak it in cold water for 10-12 hours, 100 g of cabbage take about 1 liter of water. The remaining water does not pour, it has a lot of useful products, allow it to settle and use the cleanser or make ice cubes. After soaking the cabbage a good rinse to remove all sand and slime, in the end it will be more 1 kg . Cut into thin strips, if I bought a leaf.
Pour the cabbage with cold water and boil 20 minutes (after boiling), then drain the water. Repeat three times. This treatment will improve the color, taste and smell, and the content of nutrients will not change significantly. Seaweed ready for salads and other dishes. Can you keep it in the fridge for about a week or freeze in the freezer and use as needed.
Grate the carrots on a grater, add salt and quickly fry in hot pan in small amount of vegetable oil. Add crushed garlic and red pepper. Mix the cabbage with the other vegetables, add soy sauce and, optionally, sugar (1/2 teaspoon). Delicious seaweed salad, which is easy to cook every day and festive table ready.

Advice 2: How to cook seaweed

Seaweed, or kelp, is a real storehouse of nutrients: iodine, organic acids, mineral trace elements, vitamins A, b and C. the inclusion in the diet of dishes with seaweed improves the immune system, normalizes metabolism, regulates the level of cholesterol. In the shops of sea cabbage sold in canned, dried and frozen forms. Before use it should be boiled.
You will need
  • For pickled seaweed:
  • - 600 g of cooked kelp;
  • - 2 cups of water;
  • - sugar;
  • Sol;
  • - Bay leaf;
  • - carnation;
  • - tablespoon of 3% vinegar.
Sort through dried sea cabbage, put in a strainer and rinse with warm boiled water. Put into another container and fill with fresh water at the rate of 1:8 (one part kelp, eight parts water). Leave the sea cabbage to soak for ten to twelve hours.
Thoroughly rinse kelp in running water, place in a pot, pour hot water in the same proportion 1:8 and put on medium heat. After boiling, cook the sea Kale until cooked for thirty to forty minutes. Then drain the broth.
For double boiling, pour rinsed after soaking the kelp with water 1:4 (one part seaweed, four parts water), boil after boiling for thirty minutes. Fold the kelp in a colander, and drain the broth. Pour sea cabbage with boiled water and boil for another half hour. With a slotted spoon to fish the kelp, refrigerate and use for cooking various dishes: borscht, pickle, soups, salads, stews, meatballs and casseroles.
Frozen sea cabbage before cooking defrost. To do this, dip it for thirty minutes in cool water (15-20 degrees). Then very carefully rinse with plenty of water.
Pour the kelp is cold water from calculation 1:2, place on high heat and bring to a boil. Boil fifteen or twenty minutes and pour the broth. Repeat this procedure two more times. The triple heat treatment of sea cabbage considerably improves its taste.
Tinned sea cabbage is ready to eat. But it is also recommended to boil for five minutes.
Marinated seaweed. Boil water, add sugar, salt, cloves, Bay leaf and boil for ten to fifteen minutes. Cool the marinade and pour the vinegar. Shred boiled sea cabbage noodles, pour the cold marinade and put in a cool place for eight hours-ten to marinate. Prepared according to this recipe kelp can be served as a side dish to vegetable and fish dishes, add to salads.
Boiled sea Kale can be stored in refrigerator several days and used as needed for cooking various dishes.
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While cooking soup with sea cabbage, add boiled kelp at the same time passerovannym onions, and canned - along with the seasonings.
Laminaria is prescribed to patients with atherosclerosis as it reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, reduces blood clotting and the risk of blood clots. In addition, it has a mild laxative effect.
Seaweed is used in the confectionery industry, generouse substance agar-agar, made from it, included in the formulation of marmalade and marshmallow.
Useful advice
Use boiled seaweed as a garnish. It goes well with meat and fish dishes.
Eat fatty meat with seaweed is fat is completely metabolized, most of it will be withdrawn from the body.
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