Sunday, June 24, 2007

Nori Popcorn

Another Friday Popcorn Night Invention.
There's a great restaurant in Portland called Proper Eats and they have a great spice mix that's a play on a traditional Japanese mix. I forgot the name, like many Japanese dishes I try to create.

Nori Spice Mix:
2 Sheets Nori
1 Tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon white salt
1 teaspoon black salt

Blend the nori sheets in a food processor or coffee grinder under powdery or only small flakes remain.
Toast the sesame seeds.
Combine all ingredients in the food processor and blend together.

This is a great topping for rice, stir frys, salads, hummus, and of course, popcorn!

Another thing I did with this mix was use it as the base of a marinade with soy sauce and water. The results were wonderful! Mr. Bolsh called it "Sushi Tofu." The marinaded and broiled tofu was served on a bed of steamed carrots and zucchini with a sprinkling of the nori spice mix.

3 comments:

KleoPatra said...

Wow, that all looks sooooooo good. The popcorn is beautiful, really! If popcorn can BE beautiful, this really is...

Selina said...

The Tofu looks awesome! I love the spice mixes you make! Keep them coming!!

laura jesser said...

Wow, that sounds great! I love that you used it with popcorn and tofu... very versatile. I'd love to try that tofu!