Wakame Yam Noodle Salad

I really love Japanese food, especially seaweed!Almost every kind…So since my new discovery ( the Japanese food store downtown in Athens ) I have been eating a lot of seaweed! Today my mum was asking to try seaweed so I made a salad with what I had left from my last visit to the Japanese food store. I had only dried wakame seaweed, but I also had a weird Japanese noodle-like vegetable thing call yam. So those two were my basic ingredients. Note that this recipe is very low in calories ( though very nutritious) so try it when you have sushi as a starter or you will still be hungry after you eat that!.( I’m planning on posting vegan sushi recipes soon)

You need :

1 pack of yam noodles ( shirataki )/ 1 πακέτο νούγιες σιρατάκι

1 tbs of dried wakame seaweed/ 1 κ.σ. αποξηραμένο φύκι wakame

2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce/ 2+1/2 κ.σ. σάλτσα σόγιας

1/4 tsp garlic powder/ 1/4 κ.γ. σκόνη σκόρδο

1 tbsp mirin/ 1 κ.σ. μίριν

1 tsp rice vinegar/ 1 κ.γ. ξύδι ρυζιού

zest of 1/2 lemon/ χυμός μισού λεμονιού

1 tbsp sesame seeds/  1 κ.σ. σουσάμι

First place yam noodle and dried wakame in two separate bowls. Boil 3 cups water and pour it over yam and wakame. Cover each bowl with a plate and let the yam stand for tree minutes and wakame for about 5 (until the wakame expand completely). Dry wakame looks like dried green tea leaves, but the become very big when you soak them in the boiled water.

While you are waiting combine soy sauce with garlic powder and mirin ,rice vinegar and lemon. Drain wakame and yam very well. Pour soy sauce mixture on wakame and mirin mixture on yam. Stir well, let stand for 15 minutes and them cobine everything together to serve. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. (Makes 2 servings as a starter or one as a main low-cal dish)

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