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02-14-2006, 01:42 PM
I bought some of these last year, and tried to use them. I took one out of the package and put some veggies in it, and tried to wrap it up... (they are a bit dry), and YUK!
I would like to be able to use them... did I do it wrong? Was I supposed to soak them first??
Any help would be appreciated.
02-14-2006, 02:50 PM
I think you need to have a moist mixure of some sort to wrap the mixture around so the nori can soak up some of the moisture. Like a paste of moist stuff. I get these Power Wraps from the raw restaraunt im my area and they are basically a mixture of soaked and germinated seeds (sesame, sunflower etc.) sundried tomatoes, spices, sea salt and lemon wrapped up in nori like a slim jim meat stick.
Don't forget to dehydrate them.
They are very good. I am going to make some.
02-14-2006, 02:59 PM
Take a pic for us?? :D
02-14-2006, 03:48 PM
Try spreading mashed avocado on the sheets before you put the veggies in, then roll them up and cut them into "sushi". Dip the "sushi" into nama shoyu and voila... yummy!
02-14-2006, 03:58 PM
Try spreading mashed avocado on the sheets before you put the veggies in, then roll them up and cut them into "sushi".
Great idea! I've had problems with these too. Thanks for posting this question.
02-14-2006, 07:38 PM
Yay... glad someone other than myself could benefit!!!
02-14-2006, 07:49 PM
cool ideas! I'll have to try them
I bought some nori and tried making something with it and didn't care for it at all...but my rats loved it :D they go crazy for it! hehe
02-14-2006, 08:03 PM
Here is a picture of the Power Wraps I described above with the paste stuff. The second picture is from Mary Janes Farms. http://www.maryjanesfarm.com/pfoshop/product.asp?dept_id=80&ProductID=49302
ARTICLE: FISH IN YOUR NORI
by Jeremy Safron (www.lovingfoods.com (http://www.lovingfoods.com/))
Nori (the sea vegetable) grows as a lettuce in the ocean.
It is harvested often in big nets and with it many fish are scooped up. This combination of seaweed, shrimp, crabs, snails, barnacles, and small fish are all ground up and made into sheets (like paper)
In the large industry they do not take the time to remove these sea animals. Most of the nori in the world comes from Japan.
The two main suppliers Nagata and Yamamoto (who supply most of the smaller companies) claim that the animal contamination is minimal.
Any contamination is unacceptable. Some smaller companies
(including a kosher certified kibbutz in Israel) are beginning to offer fish free nori. So be aware.
HERE IS A SUSHI RECIPE:
Slamin' Sushi Rolls
Courtesy of Brad Chatellier from Mad Style Fly Team
6 large carrots
4 cups almonds, soaked 24 hours
6 ribs of celery
1 habenero pepper
1 cup green onions
1 large yellow onion
3 oz dulse flakes, rinsed
1 oz powdered dill
2 lemons juiced
1/4 cup water
Very ripe avocado (1 avocado makes 2 rolls)
Raw Nori sheets (I use 2 per roll since they get soggy)
Run the carrots, almonds, celery, and habanero through your juicer, using the open blank. Chop the onions and dulse in a food processor using the s-blade until fine. Mix ingredients in a bowl, adding the dill, lemon juice and water. Spread over raw nori to about 1/4" thickness, covering the sheet up to 3/4" from the top. Cut strips of avocado and place them near the bottom of the roll so they stretch side to side. Roll up from the bottom (squeeze in a maki roller if you have one). Gently cut in half and the halves into thirds (be careful, raw nori tears easily). Enjoy!
02-14-2006, 09:39 PM
The Nori wraps if the mixture is to mushy and you have leftovers the wraps will get really mushy and to soft.
02-14-2006, 09:49 PM
Oh Oh. I forgot to mention that you dehydrate them. I don't know how long though. I have not made them myself although I would like to. I don't have a dehydrator.
02-15-2006, 07:48 PM
Where do you buy raw nori sheets? Are Eden brand raw?
02-15-2006, 07:55 PM
You know, I have noticed that I like Korean wraps but not Japanese because Korean are more mild and salty, and Japanese taste fishy.
Is that the problem? They taste fishy to you?
What I have done is brushed them with sea-salt water before dehydrating. That makes them taste "Korean" instead of "Japanese" to me.
02-15-2006, 08:01 PM
Greeninlosangeles, I buy mine at either The Wedge Coop NHF store or Whole Foods. I talked to the lady at the NHF store and we decided that they are dried because one of the versions said on the front that it was toasted so we are assuming that the other ones are not toasted.
newyears promise, Thank you for the salt idea. They do taste somewhat fishy but I am goig to look for some that are labeled fish free just to be sure.
02-15-2006, 08:35 PM
karenisraw - do they come in fish-free...flavor? i tried to make a nori roll this evening using a raw nori sheet and thought the taste was horrible. i have 9 more waiting to be used and i don't think i can gag them down. if the sheets are available in fish-free...flavor...then that would be sooo great!
02-15-2006, 09:03 PM
Yes you can buy nori sheets in "fish free". They aren't really fish flavored on purpose, some companies, rather than take the time to pick the fish out of the seaweed, jus gring them up whole with the seaweed. The "fish free" are companies that take the time to pick out the fish.
I haven't really taken the time to look for them yet, although I heard that Alissa sells them on her site. Click above to the left where it says books, DVD's & other raw diet products. She may have it there.
I know that Gopals Health Foods sells the Power Wraps online and they use "fish free nori" It has no fish flavor whatsoever. www.gopalshealthfoods.com (http://www.gopalshealthfoods.com/).
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