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Sautéed seaweed strands – Miyeok Joolgi

May 20, 2008

I noticed that Korean seasonings are simple – garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce. Vegetables are blanched and lightly seasoned with sesame oil or seeds. Bought some wakame strands some time back, have yet to cook them! They have been lying in my freezer for close to 6mths! >.< Since i’m going Korean cuisine this week, i decided that it is the best time to put them into good use. *wink*

Ingredients:

100g Wakame Strands (preserved in salt)
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Tsp Mirin
1 Tsp Soy Sauce

Toasted Sesame seeds for garnish

Steps:

  1. Soak the salted wakame strands in hot water for about 10 minutes, rinse and drain the water. Wash in two more changes of clean water.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan, then sautéed the strands with the crushed garlic over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add in rice vinegar, sugar, mirin, soy sauce, Mix and stir through.
  4. Mix in toasted sesame seeds, allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the fridge.

Verdict?
This is just a simple side to chew on, nothing really special. Chewy and crunchy in texture and with the seasonings, gives a salty, vinegar-y and garlic-y flavour.

– .: Cook Lee :.

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