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Not Your Mama’s Salad

March 10, 2012

this is my Mama’s Salad =D

Growing up, this was one more thing that I disliked.  No worries.  Today, I love the stuff.  Deep Green and oh-so-glossy, it almost resembles edible Emeralds (perhaps I exaggerate) but ask me or Mom and we’ll both exclaim that its taste surpasses that of any Gemstone (I imagine that those are too hard anyways–lol, I kid).  The great thing about this Salad is that it’s absolutely, positively no fuss.  It’s low maintenance and never asks for a lot.  To rehydrate the dried Miyuk, you don’t even need to boil a pot of water….all you need is:

  • 1 c dried Miyuk (Wakame, Dried Seaweed)
    • Soak for 10 minutes in warm Water, rinse in warm/hot Water
  • 1-2 tb Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1-2 tb Red Pepper Paste (Gochujang) both the amount of Flakes and Paste will vary depending on how Spicy you like it
  • 2-3 finely minced Garlic Cloves
  •  2 ts Rice Vinegar 
  • 2 ts toasted Sesame Seed
  • 2 ts Sesame Oil
  • 2-3 ts Rice Vinegar 
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1-2 tb Sugar

Why such variation?  Unless you’re baking, I firmly believe that cooking should involve a bit of tweaking of this and that.  If this part is altogether neglected, I find that the food lacks soul…personality.  Now in this case, it mostly varies on what level of spiciness you’re accustomed to.  I always tell folks to never hesitate throwing in their own special ingredient(s).  If you think Pickles would make this dish shine, do it, do it, do it!  *Refer to my last post*

Mom and I both hope you try this dish…

How about designating one weekend to trying new, different or strange foods?
How about Miyuk with Durian to wash it all down with?!



Love y’all!!!

Your Squishy Monster ^.^

One Comment
  1. Very interesting salad never had tried something like this before, looks good

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