This is a simple seaweed salad dish or side dish/cold dish. I bought a pack of dried kelp (shredded), 20g for S$1.78, by AOK at the FairPrice Supermarket. There might be a need to rinse the kelp shreds well to remove the slime with several changes of water.
Soak the kelps in warm water instead of blanching, if desired. Usually, I like to use dried kelps in knot for boiling soup to lend some flavour to the dish. As some recipes call for clear soup, these kelps would need to be discarded. So, instead of wasting food, it can be used to make a small cold dish using this recipe.
Preparation: 3 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins
Ingredients (serves 2)
° 10g dried kelp shreds
° 500ml water
° 1 teaspoon sesame oil
° ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
1. Blanch the shredded kelps in a pot of boiling water for ½ – 1 minute. Drain well and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
2. Place kelps in a salad bowl. Stir in the sesame oil, sesame seeds, salt and sugar.
3. Use your hand to mix well and serve.