Alaria is the perfect sea vegetable for soups. Lightly rinse or soak, check for small shells.
Add a 5 inch strip per quart of water. Perfect for use in miso soup.
NOTE: Alaria is less expensive than Asian wakame while providing the same nutritional value. It does, however, require a longer cooking time.
May be blanched, boiled (20 minutes), pressure cooked (10 minutes), soaked or marinated (8-10 hours), or pan fried (34 minutes).
Alaria turns a delicate green color when cooked.
Chop soaked or cooked plants into bite-size pieces and add to salads.