Due to their high levels of iodine and myriad nutrients (and my lack of compassion for my cold toes this past winter), sea vegetables have slowly become part of the weekly gastro-chomps around here. Good thing nori is delicious, and with all the different varieties of seaweed, there are lots of ways to prep and consume. For starters, let’s do snack time!
4 sheets nori seaweed
1 tablespoon tamari sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (or olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 350. Lay two sheets of the nori per baking tray. In a small bowl, combine the tamari sauce and sesame oil. Brush mixture over each sheet of nori. Then, sprinkle each sheet with the cayenne pepper and sesame seeds. Place both baking trays in the oven for 4 minutes, taking care not to let the nori burn. Remove the nori from the baking sheets and allow to cool and become crispy, about 5 minutes. Gently break the sheets into chip-sized pieces. Serves four kind friends, two generous snackers, or one rather hippo-like fiend.