The benefits of eating seaweed as part of a healthy diet are almost endless. Just some of the benefits of these vegetables of the sea:
- They are packed full of B vitamins
- They contain chlorophyll which helps restore energy and vitality
- The offer plenty of fiber
- They often contain vitamins C, E and A
While seaweed is commonly added to salads and soups, I had a hard time getting my 10 year old to eat them in their “rubbery” raw state. So, I started making Dulse Chips. They disappear every time and I get regular requests for them! Quick and easy to make, a great starter to any cuisine.
- 1 cup dulse seaweed, torn into bite size strips and pieces
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil (You may use other favorite oil, but the sesame adds necessary nutty flavor)
- Dash of sesame seeds
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add dulse to pan. If there are any large pieces, you can pull them apart first.
- Heat for a minute or two, until the dulse turns golden brownish and shrinks.
- Toss to turn with spatula and heat for another three or four minutes. Do not let it turn black. But you definitely want the golden color to appear.
- Drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle with some sesame seeds and/or salt, if desired. I do add a tiny dash of salt, even though seaweed has a salty flavor. Just a dash wakes it up just enough.
- Transfer to plate and watch them disappear. Store leftovers in an airtight container (there won't be any, though)