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Best source for dried Kelp?
April 29, 2012
5:16 pm
California
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Long time all! I've been lurking though.

 

I had a random question I was hoping you all could help with. What's your favorite source of dried Kelp that I could buy in store or from Amazon that isn't fried (especially with canola oil) or extremely flavored?

 

I mean, short of me driving to the beach, doning my scuba gear, and cutting a few stalks myself ;)

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April 30, 2012
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Chris:

Good to hear from you!

You might search for nori...it's the dry, flat seaweed sheets used to wrap sushi.  Let us know if you find a good source that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

JS

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May 2, 2012
9:10 am
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Best I've found so far:

(Sorry JS I didn't have your referral number/link)

50 Sheets (5 stars!) (10.95 :: .22$/sheet)

50 Sheets ($14.95USD)

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May 2, 2012
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Chris:

That first link looks good, actually...50 sheets for $11 is a better deal than I've seen locally.  And I added my referral code to the links :)

Plus, now you can make sushi rolls if you're so inclined!

JS

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May 4, 2012
9:37 am
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Got it in the other day; pretty good!

 

It's roasted/dried so make sure you eat it with something "wet".

 

I tried it with some spicy mustard (don't judge me!).

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May 4, 2012
11:20 am
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Got mine yesterday as well.  Took steamed shrimp, red bell pepper, avacado, and a small sliver of green onion and rolled it up like a sushi roll minus rice.  Was so good, I almost ate all of them before the wife got home.  That would've been bad...

 

Thanks for the idea and the link!

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May 7, 2012
1:15 am
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Check the 'World Foods' section at your supermarket - we have a staggering array ranging from very bad, loaded with MSG, through to quite gourmet, just dried.

I tend to buy a bag of dried sea vegetables, which is a mix of all manner of sea weeds. Great for soups which I like to drop a few scallops in - kind of a rock pool.

I eat more laver bread (a Welsh delicacy of boiled seaweed), which would normally be spread on heavily buttered white toasted bread, but I find picking it up with pieces of mushroom to be perfect! I get mine from here: http://www.laverbread.com/ - they post internationally.

I've tried a few of those loose sushi rolls with vegetables in, but don't seem to have much success. I prefer seaweed reconstituted and properly wet - in salty water.

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May 7, 2012
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Chris, MasterNinja:

OK, you've convinced me...I'll have to go order some now.

Paul:

I've found them locally, but at greater expense than the links Chris posted. You'd think they were made of gold leaf, not seaweed!

JS

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May 7, 2012
8:49 pm
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Paul Halliday said:

Check the 'World Foods' section at your supermarket – we have a staggering array ranging from very bad, loaded with MSG, through to quite gourmet, just dried.

I tend to buy a bag of dried sea vegetables, which is a mix of all manner of sea weeds. Great for soups which I like to drop a few scallops in – kind of a rock pool.

I eat more laver bread (a Welsh delicacy of boiled seaweed), which would normally be spread on heavily buttered white toasted bread, but I find picking it up with pieces of mushroom to be perfect! I get mine from here: http://www.laverbread.com/ – they post internationally.

I've tried a few of those loose sushi rolls with vegetables in, but don't seem to have much success. I prefer seaweed reconstituted and properly wet – in salty water.

 

The laverbread sounds interesting... I'll have to try it sometime. I've looked pretty high and low myself for something that wasn't "dried" with canola oil in it. I'm pretty sensitive to oil usage (mostly meaning I can taste rancid oils pretty fast, which is why I've never been a fan of the "newer" McDonald's fries). But also, I have a Prime account with Amazon, I may as well have used it. ;)

 

J. Stanton said:

Chris, MasterNinja:

OK, you've convinced me…I'll have to go order some now.

*Insert maniacal laugh*

 

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January 20, 2013
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There's a site called Netrition.com where I buy SeaSnax.  These are toasted seasoned seaweed and are the only ones I have found that don't have canola or soy oil in them (only olive).  That site also sells Sea Tangle brand kelp noodles which are great as a seaweed salad or hot as a pasta substitute.  

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January 28, 2013
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It probably makes me a bad person, but I buy my nori at Wal-Mart.  It's the only place I've found it locally.

Another wrap to try is the rice paper used for spring rolls.  I get that from my local Asian market.  Note: each one is about 14g of carbs, if you're counting.

JS

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