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How To Prepare A Japanese Seaweed Salad

How To Prepare A Japanese Seaweed Salad

In this step by step guide chef Karen Bretts shows you how to make a Japanese inspired salad using seaweed and cucumber with a tasty sesame dressing. serve with fish or meat and some steamed rice.


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  • 120 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 150 ml dashi/fish stock
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cucumber
  • 25 g dried wakame seaweed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Step 1: Make The Dressing

Add 120ml rice wine vinegar, 150ml dashi, 2 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp sugar to a sauce-pan. Warm on the hob for 10 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.

Step 2: Prepare The Cucumber

In the meantime, prepare the cucumber. Cut the cucumber in half length-ways, remove the seeds from the center. Then slice the cucumber finely.

Step 3: Prepare The Seaweed

Add 25g dried wakame seaweed to a separate bowl. Add some warm water to allow the seaweed to swell up.

Step 4: Combine The Elements

Place the seaweed in a bowl, add the sliced cucumber, pour over the dressing. Mix well and then spoon into a serving dish.