Cooking with Seaweed

Cooking with seaweed is, as with most raw materials, easy or hard depending on how you want to use it. Regardless of how well equipped your kitchen is, or how experienced you are as a chef, you will always have options with seaweed.

Dried seaweed is easier than raw because it may be difficult to obtain raw seaweed, and the shelf life is very short. Raw seaweed is usually just frozen seaweed that has been thawed, and won't have that fresh crispy feel to it. It will, however, be pretty decent, with lots of flavor left. Raw seaweed works excellently for food that needs wrapping, like cured or baked fish and meat. The seaweed retains moisture and flavor, while adding a subtle touch of umami.