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Recipe Summary

20 mins
Serves 4


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  • Look through seaweeds for any small pebbles or debris and discard. Soak wakame and arame in separate bowls with cool water to cover generously until tender, 5 to 12 minutes for wakame and 9 to 10 minutes for arame. Drain well. Snip dulse into 2-in.-long pieces; don't soak.

  • Toast sesame seeds in a large frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

  • Add 1 tbsp. oil to the pan with the garlic and onions; sauté over medium heat until softened, 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  • Add seaweeds, remaining 1 tbsp. oil, and soy sauce. Toss gently to coat well and let stand until dulse is softened, 5 minutes. Mix in sesame seeds.

  • Taste and add rice vinegar if you like. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • *Buy dried seaweed at natural foods stores and Asian markets,,,, or

  • Adapted from the 2001 cookbook Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen by Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3/4-cup serving.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; calories from fat 63%; protein 4.1g; fat 10g; saturated fat 1.4g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fiber 6.8g; sodium 798mg.