Holiday Gifts for Foodie Friends #3 Seaweed Salt

More of my experiments with finishing salts… I think I may be obsessed. Ask me if I have made any holiday cookies yet. On second thought, don’t. I was very happy with how this came out. After I did the Porcini Salt, I started thinking about other things I could rehydrate & infuse with salt. Seaweed! My weird kid likes to snack on sheets of seaweed like you would roll sushi in- anyone else have a kid who does this? I was pretty sure if I steeped them in water they would rehydrate, which they did, but I was surprised that the water didn’t turn green. Now I get why food manufacturers use artificial colors; this is seaweed, I feel like it should be green. Not green, but definitely captured the essence of the seaweed flavor.

This recipe has been approved by Finnick Odair and the folks in District 4.


Sea-Weed Infused Finishing Salt

Ingredients:

  • 4 sheets of dried seaweed (nori)
  • 1-1/2 C Kosher salt
  • 4 C water

Instructions:

  1. Fold your seaweed and place it into a large (1 qt) glass measuring cup.
  2. Boil about 4 C of water (I like to use my electric kettle.)
  3. Steep seaweed sheets in water for about 30 mins.
  4. Remove the seaweed (it will look like cooked spinach at this point) and pour water into a medium saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil, and simmer and reduce over medium-high heat. There will be about 1/4 C of concentrated seaweed-juice.
  6. When reduced, add 1 C of salt and stir until it absorbs all the liquid. If you still have puddles, you can add up to another 1 C of salt.
  7. Spread salt onto baking sheet and dry in a warm oven for about 2 hours, checking the progress & moving salt around every 30 mins or so.
  8. This salt would make a great compliment to any seafood dish; I think it would also be amazing sprinkled over popcorn.

ICYMI:

Holiday Gifts for Foodie Friends #1: Wine Salt

Holiday Gifts for Foodie Friends #2: Porcini Mushroom Salt

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