Wasabi Seaweed Chips

Have you ever heard of nori? Nori are the seaweed sheets sushi is made from and I was amazed when I learnt earlier this year that they can also be used to make delicious chips. Like many snacks I enjoy, I wanted to learn how to make them myself.

I looked up a few recipes for wasabi nori chips, my favourite flavour, and discovered they are surprisingly easy to make.

For this recipe you will need nori and wasabi paste (both available from most supermarkets in Australia). In addition you will need a chopping board, knife, cup, basting brush, oven tray, spray oil and salt.

Ready? Let’s go.

01 ingredientsMix 1 tablespoon of wasabi paste with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Lay one nori sheet on the chopping board, spray with oil and use the basting brush to paint on the wasabi/water mix and sprinkle with salt.

Spraying the nori with oil is important otherwise it will absorb the wasabi paste and salt and the finished chips will not have as much flavour.

02 wasabiFor the second nori sheet, spray one side with oil and lay this side down on top of the first nori sheet. Spray the other side with oil, paste with wasabi and repeat with the third nori sheet.

Cut the nori into 6 slices and spread on a lightly oiled oven tray.

You can do each sheet individually if you like or stack them higher before you chop, have a try and see what your preference is.

03 chopBake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 5-10 minutes until crispy.

Outcome: They are delicious – on par with, perhaps even better than, the bought variety. The added bonus is that they are much healthier as they use minimal oil and are baked not fried.

04 nori pic pageIngredients: nori, wasabi, spray oil and salt

Equipment: chopping board, knife, basting brush, cup, oven tray, oven

Steps:

  1. Mix 1T wasabi with 2T hot water in a cup
  2. Place a nori sheet on the chopping board, spray with oil and use the basting brush to paint the wasabi/water mix on to the nori
  3. Spray a second sheet of nori with oil and place oil side down on the first sheet, spray the other side, paint and repeat with the third nori sheet
  4. Cut the nori into six strips and place on an oven tray
  5. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 5-10 minutes until crispy

 

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