This recipe has a gorgeous blend of flavors. Arame is a seaweed which is packed with minerals especially iron, calcium, magnesium, iodine, and vitamin A. It is also known as sea oak and is a species of the brown algae, kelp. Arame actually has a mild sweet flavor and a firm texture and is a wonderful addition to any salad, stew or stir fry.
In this immune boosting recipe, I have included kale, garlic, and ginger which are also fantastic anti-inflammatory foods. Together with the generous garnish of toasted sesame seeds (which provides extra minerals), you have a super, strengthening and stamina building dish that will have you performing at your energetic best.
I hope you enjoy this as much as me.
Ingredients1 cup arame soaked for 10 minutes
2 cups kale rinsed and finely sliced
1/2 onion finely slice
Pinch sea salt
1 garlic clove finely sliced
1 heaping teaspoon fresh ginger grated
1 tablespoon garlic
1 teaspoon shoyu or tamari
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
PreparationPlace the arame into a small pan. You can use the soaking water. Add enough to half cover the arame.
Bring to a boil on a medium flame.
Season with shoyu and simmer for about 10 minutes until tender.
Warm the oil in a pan and add the ginger and garlic
Lightly saute for a minute or so.
Add the onion and a pinch of salt, and continue to saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add the kale and continue to saute for another few minutes.
Add the cooked arame and mix through the vegetables.
Serve garnished with toasted sesame seeds
*I usually taste the soaking water before using it. If it has a strong, bitter flavor, I prefer to use it to fertilize my plants and use fresh water to cook the arame instead.
Love Chef Mel xx