10 Delicious Nori Recipes That Show off Seaweed at Its Best
Tuna Poke on Nori Crackers
At Liholiho Yacht Club in San Francisco, chef Ravi Kapur serves his superdelicious take on the Hawaiian classic tuna poke on crispy, deep-fried nori crackers. A dollop of seasoned aioli is the perfect finish. Kapur makes his aioli, but he says any good-quality mayonnaise is a fine substitute.
Nori Hand Rolls with Kale and Green Beans
Brown rice replaces the usual white in these fun-to-eat vegetable hand rolls.
Spicy Japanese Popcorn
This delicious popcorn is flavored with a mix of Japanese seasonings like togarashi (a chile blend) and crumbled nori (dried seaweed).
Nori Snack Mix
F&W’s Kay Chun bakes stacked sheets of nori until they become a supercrunchy, addictive snack.
Nori-Crusted Sirloin with Shiitake and Wasabi
Josh DeChellis is used to diners' initial skepticism when it comes to what he calls his more "out of control" ingredient combinations. Even the F&W Test Kitchen wondered if nori and wasabi could possibly go with the beef here. They do, and brilliantly. What's more, the recipe's healthy; ounce for ounce, sirloin has less saturated fat than chicken thigh with skin.
Grilled Tofu with Asparagus and Nori Vinaigrette
Classic Shoyu Musubi
This popular Hawaiian snack of soy-and-sugar-glazed Spam and sushi rice wrapped in nori is totally addictive. Cook Allison Robicelli admits that she had hesitations about trying it, but now it’s one of her favorites. “It’s ridiculous how we have a national aversion to Spam. Shoulder is the best part of the pig, in my opinion,” she says.
Blogger and cookbook author Heidi Swanson makes her superaddictive, crispy, savory snacking granola with oats, cashews, fennel seeds and plenty of salty nori.