You will need
- fresh frozen seaweed (laminaria) – 600 g;
- hot boiled water – 1 liter;
- sugar – 1 tsp;
- salt – 1 tbsp;
- Bay leaf – 1-2 PCs;
- vinegar – 2 tsp;
- pepper – to taste;
- cloves – to taste.
Prepare the seaweed to marinating, to do this, add hot water in proportion 1:5 and let thaw. The cabbage needs to sit for 5-6 hours. As soon as it will thaw and begin to swell, rinse it in a colander under running water.
Place seaweed in a pot of cold water and boil until soft. Bringing the product to a boil, soak 20 minutes, then turn off the gas. Drain the resulting broth and pour again cabbage in warm water, boil for 20 minutes. Repeat the procedure three times. Thoroughly rinse the cabbage in cold water, allow the liquid to drain. Cool kelp and shred it long narrow strips. In this form, seaweed can be used as a basis for any salad.
Prepare the marinade for the boiled seaweed. Dissolve in hot water, the sugar, salt, add the spices: cloves, Bay leaves and pepper. The mixture put on fire and bring to a boil, boil for 3-5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool.
In the cooled marinade add the vinegar and pour over seaweed. Before using the cabbage, let it stand in the marinade for a while.
Pickled laminaria is used as a main ingredient for salads, appetizers and also soups and a side dish to meat and fish dishes. The most amazing thing is that the jam of seaweed turns out to be very original and, of course, useful.
The choice of seaweed should be treated with the utmost seriousness. Buying the product in the store, find out her place of birth. Cabbage, grown in the waters of the tropical seas, its chemical composition contains less nutrients. Note the algae brought from the White and Barents seas, Russian laminaria superior in quality to any other.