Welcome to a culinary adventure that brings the flavors of the ocean to your fingertips—crispy Nori seaweed snacks! This delightful recipe transforms humble Nori seaweed sheets into irresistibly crunchy, sesame-infused squares that are perfect for snacking or as a unique addition to your appetizer spread.
Roasted seaweed benefits
While this recipe might sound anything but appealing, it’s time to offer your palate a new, delicious taste. Seaweed Snacks can easily replace any other savory snack that you like but without the unwanted guilt. That’s right; this snack has numerous health benefits as seaweed is loaded with vitamins, iron, and iodine. Plus the fact that it’s roasted and not fried is just another added benefit! You could buy this snack in stores but it's much cheaper and healthier if you make them yourself. Don't be surprised if you become addicted to munching on these on a daily basis, they're that good!
The most important, and probably best thing about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients!
Nori seaweed snacks tips:
Quality Nori Sheets
Choose high-quality Nori seaweed sheets for the best results. Look for ones that are fresh, intact, and have a vibrant green color.
Sesame Oil Selection
Opt for a good-quality sesame oil to impart a rich and nutty flavor to the snacks. The sesame oil serves as a key ingredient, so its quality matters.
Customize Salt Levels
Adjust the amount of sea salt to your preference. Start with a moderate amount and add more if needed after the first batch.
Sesame Seed Variation
Experiment with different types of sesame seeds, such as white or black sesame seeds, to add visual interest and diverse flavor profiles.
Use kitchen scissors to cut the Nori sheets into small squares. This ensures uniformity in size, leading to even roasting.
Mindful Oven Settings
Pay attention to oven settings. Start with fan mode to evenly distribute heat, then switch to upper and lower heat to avoid the Nori squares being blown around.
Keep a close eye on the Nori squares while roasting. Remove them from the oven when they start to change color, ensuring a perfect balance between crispiness and flavor.
Allow the roasted Nori squares to cool completely before storing them. This helps maintain their crisp texture, preventing sogginess caused by residual heat.
Store the seaweed snacks in a closed container to protect them from humidity. This step is crucial to preserve their crunchiness over time.
While Nori is traditionally used for this recipe, you can experiment with other seaweed varieties. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may differ.
Substituting olive oil may alter the intended flavor profile, but it's possible if you enjoy the taste. Sesame oil, with its nutty flavor, is recommended for an authentic taste.
Properly stored in a closed container, these snacks can stay crispy for a few days. However, humidity can affect their texture, so it's best to consume them within the first few days.
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with additional seasonings like garlic powder, chili flakes, or even a hint of soy sauce for added depth of flavor.
If your oven lacks a fan, you can skip the initial fan setting.
It's not recommended to store these snacks in the refrigerator, as the moisture can affect their crispiness. Opt for an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Use kitchen scissors to cut the Nori sheets into bite-sized squares. Aim for uniformity in size to ensure even roasting.
While reheating may restore some crispiness, it's best to enjoy these snacks fresh. If they lose their crunch, you can try briefly reheating them in the oven, but be cautious not to overdo it.
Other recipes to try:
If you're looking to savor another delightful dish featuring seaweed, consider giving my seaweed salad recipe a try.
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With just a handful of simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you'll soon be savoring the satisfying crunch and umami goodness of these homemade treats. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and let's embark on a journey to create a snack that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also showcases the versatility of Nori seaweed. Get ready to elevate your snacking experience!
Nori Seaweed Snacks
- 10 Nori seaweed sheets
- 3 tablespoon sesame oil
- Sea salt (however much you like)
- Sesame seeds
- Set the oven to 180°C / 350°F with fan.
- Brush each Nori seaweed sheet with sesame oil.
- Season with salt and sprinkle the sesame seeds.
- Cut the sheet with kitchen scissors into small squares and place this on a baking pan with a baking sheet on it.
- Change the oven to upper and lower heat instead of the fan (as the wind will blow the Nori squares all over the oven).
- Roast for 10 minutes or until the Nori squares start to change their color.
- Cool completely and store in a closed box (or else the humidity will cause the snacks to not be crunchy anymore).