Potatoes a la Wakame

Potatoes with Wakame Recipe 90B

We adapted this Wakame (Alaria marginata) recipe from Evelyn McConnaughey’s  “(H)Alarious Potatoes”, found in her book Sea Vegetables – Harvesting Guide and Cookbook.

This simple and tasty dish is relatively quick to make and is a wonderful side dish to meat, fish or vegetable dishes. It is also great just with salad.
Makes 2 servings.

Ingredients: 

• ½ oz dried Wakame
• 1½ cup water
• 5 medium potatoes (about 2 lbs), peeled and cut into ½- ¾ inch size pieces
• 1-2 tsp dried dill weed or basil
• ¾ tsp salt
• Butter or olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and extra salt to taste

Directions: 

Soak Wakame for 5-10 minutes in a medium size pot with 1½ cups water.

Cut out and discard the thick midrib of the Wakame with a sharp knife or scissors. Lay several Wakame “leaves” on top of each other and slice them all at once into thin strips with a sharp knife.

Place back into the pot with the soaking water and add potatoes, dill weed or basil, and salt.
Cover the pot and simmer until potatoes are barely tender (about 30 minutes).
Serve with olive oil or butter, salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

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Naturespirit Herbs co Founder Kari Rein

About the Author 

Kari Rein is the chief recipe tester in the Naturespirit Herb’s kitchen. She co-founded Naturespirit in 1990. Here in high altitude old growth forest with a nice specimen of  Bear’s Head Mushroom (Hericium americanum), a very tasty edible and medicinal mushroom.

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