If you haven't had the opportunity to try roasted seaweed yet, you're missing out on a delicious, addicting snack that's wayyyy healthier than potato chips. Roasted seaweed is thin and crispy and packs a lightly salty crunch that will get you hooked after the first bite. Trader Joe's has these snacks for only $1 per pack, which is super affordable. The problem is, they're so good that one pack only lasts a few minutes before it's all gone. I decided to make them at home so I would have an endless supply of roasted seaweed at my fingertips! They came out so good that I had to cut Jimmy off before he ate the entire double batch that I made. Needless to say, these won't last long ;)
Recipe slightly adapted from Chow Divine
- 8 sheets nori (dried seaweed)
- 1 TB canola oil
- 1 TB sesame oil
- sea salt
- Stir together canola oil and sesame oil in a small bowl. Place one sheet of nori on parchment paper or aluminum foil. Use a pastry brush to brush the nori lightly with oil. Salt the laver lightly. Place another sheet of nori directly on top of the oiled nori. Repeat with oil and salt. Repeat with remaining nori.
- Roll up the nori sheets. Wrap them up tightly in parchment or aluminum foil for anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. This will allow the nori to “marinate,” and the oil and salt will absorb evenly.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat. Once heated, place one sheet of nori on the pan. Allow the bottom side to toast until it turns a greenish color. This should take about 5-10 seconds. Once the first side is toasted, use tongs to flip the nori and allow the other side to toast. Once the nori is crisp and toasted on both sides, take it out of the pan. Repeat with rest of the nori.
- Once toasted, stack all of the sheets on top of each other and cut to your desired size.