Wakame is one of the most popular seaweeds to eat. It is very versatile and can be easily re-hydrated back to its original state in a matter of minutes (5-10 minutes in tepid water). The dried leaves recover their natural khaki colour upon re-hydration, and expand roughly 5 times in size. They have a delicate taste and are comonly used in soups, salads, stir fries and delicious in a potato cake. Use as a wrap to bake fish. Use as you would any other green leafy vegetable.
Pacifiv Harvest offer a farmed frond (smaller, more consistent in shape and colour) or wild wakame (larger leaf, wild harvested).
Wakame is one of the most popular & most delicious seaweeds to eat. It is very versatile and can be easily re-hydrated back to its original state in a matter of minutes (5-10 minutes in tepid water). The dried leaves will also recover their natural khaki colour upon re-hydration, and expand roughly 5 times in size.
The texture is silky & visually appealing and its delicate taste makes it easy to include in a variety of dishes including . miso soup, Asian soups or salads,. Try it in more western-type preparations like vegetable stir-fry, Tofu salads and potato cakes. It can be used as a wrap to bake fish. A cousin of the Atlantic seaweed Alaria, it is suited to the same applications. Use Wakame as you would spinach or other green leafy land vegetables. Here are some recipe ideas for NZ Wakame or farmed/cut wakame
NZ Wild Wakame will keep for years when kept dry and away from light. The leaves will expand about 5 times upon re-hydration; soak only what you need as shelf life is short after reconstitution (1-2 days in the fridge).
Wakame Fronds Farmed 25g
Farmed Wakame will expand about 10 times upon re-hydrating, a teaspoon of dry flakes is usually sufficient to prepare a salad for one. Once re-hydrated, wakame doesn’t keep well so just reconstitute as you need to.