Basil Sea Pesto Pizza

 
 

⏲️ Prep: 20 minutes  Cook time: 20 minutes Serves:

Ingredients

3 cups basil leaves

2 cloves garlic, peeled & quartered

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1/2 cup pine nuts

1/2 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

2 tsp. salt

 1 prepared 12" pizza crust

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated

Directions

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until a moist, chunky paste has been formed. Add more oil if pesto seems too dry. Adjust other ingredients to taste.

Step 2

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Spoon pesto onto pizza crust. Top with grated cheese.

Step 3

Put pizza directly on rack in oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Cool for 5 minutes. Cut into 8 slices.  Serve immediately.

 

🍷 Pairs with: Italian Chianti or Spanish Rioja

Basil Sea Pesto Pizza on Polenta

 
 

⏲️ Prep: 20 minutes  Cook time: 20 minutes  Makes: 20 pieces 

Ingredients

3 cups basil leaves

2 cloves garlic, peeled & quartered

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1/2 cup pine nuts

1/2 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

2 tsp. salt

 1 (18 oz.) prepared polenta log

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated

Directions

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until a moist, chunky paste has been formed. Add more oil if pesto seems too dry. Adjust other ingredients to taste.

Step 2

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, slice the polenta log into 20 even discs. Spoon pesto onto each disc. Top with grated cheese.

Step 3

Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Remove from cookie sheet and drain on paper towel.  Serve warm. 

 

🍷 Pairs with: Italian Chianti or Spanish Rioja

Fancy Fish Sticks

 

Everyone will like these tasty "of the sea" morsels.

 
 
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⏲️ Prep: 10 minutes ⏲️ Cook: 20 minutes Serves: 4 

Ingredients

2 lbs. white fish, such as halibut, flounder or cod

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

1-1/2 cups Italian flavored bread crumbs

Canola oil for frying

Directions

Step 1

Using a sharp knife, cut fish into rectangular logs, trying to maintain an even thickness (trim off very thin end pieces), approximately 2-inches long and 1-inch wide.  Arrange bread crumbs on one end of a large cutting board.

Step 2

Whisk together eggs and Ocean's Balalnce Kelp Purée in a large bowl until frothy. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then roll in bread crumbs. Place breaded chicken pieces on other half of cutting board. 

Step 3

Heat approximately 1 cup of canola oil in a large frying pan. Working in batches, cook the chicken nuggets 4 to 5 minutes until brown. Adjust the heat if they are cooking too quickly, as you want to give the chicken enough time to cook without burning it. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Serve with Ocean Mayonnaise or Ocean Cocktail Sauce for an extra dose of the sea! 

 

Pairs with: A frosty pale ale. 🍺

Flourless Chocolate Kelp Cake

 

Gluten-free decadence fit for a king.  Neptune would approve!

 
 
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⏲️  Prep Time: 15 minutes ⏲️ Time: 25 minutes  Serves: 8  

 

Ingredients

2/3-cup heavy cream

Scant ½-cup milk

2- 100g Lindt 70% cacao chocolate bars

1 Tbsp. butter

1 egg

3 Tablespoons Ocean’s Balance Kelp Purée

Butter and sugar for buttering the cake pan

 

Directions

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 340 degrees. Butter and sugar an 8" cake pan. 

Step 2

While still in the wrappers, break up the chocolate bars into small pieces, then open the wrapping. Heat the cream and milk over low heat. Pour the chocolate pieces into the warm cream/milk mixture and melt slowly, stirring constantly, until smooth. 

Step 3

When the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the butter. Remove from heat and let cool. 

Step 4

Beat in the egg by hand. Stir in the kelp purée.

Step 5 

Pour the mixture into the buttered and sugared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until the mixture is set on the top but still a bit jiggly. Cool and refrigerate for 3 hours.

 

 

Serve with: A dollop of fresh, whipped cream. 

Baked Artichoke and Kelp Spread on Polenta Rounds

 

A touch of the ocean is added to this tasty vegetarian/gluten-free appetizer.

 

⏲️  Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes  Makes: 20  

 

Ingredients

1 (18 oz.) polenta log

3 cloves garlic, minced

5 Tbsp. olive oil

1 (14 oz.) can quartered artichoke hearts, packed in water (NOT marinated)

¼-cup fresh lemon juice

4 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

2 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

2 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut polenta log into 20 slices.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange polenta slices on parchment paper. 

Step 2

In a sauce pan, cook olive oil on medium high temperature for approximately 3 minutes.  Add artichokes and brine, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15 minute until artichokes are quite soft and most of the liquid has been cooked off.   

Step 3

Add lemon juice, cheese, Kelp Purée and pepper; stir until well combined and cheese has melted.  Remove from heat. 

Step 4

Using an immersion blender, blend ingredients until a thick, smooth paste is obtained.  Check for seasoning and adjust to taste.

Step 5 

Spoon paste onto polenta rounds.  Lightly sprinkle with grated cheese.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until topping and edges are brown.  Remove from tray immediately and let cool 5 minutes on wire rack.  Serve while still warm. 

 

Pairs with:  Champagne!! 🍾

Seaweed Sloppy Joes

 

This all-time American classic just got a whole lot tastier...

 
 
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⏲️  Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes  Serves: 6 

 

Ingredients

1 medium onion diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. canola oil

1 lb. ground beef, 90% lean

3 Tbsp. tomato paste

2 Tbsp. water

1/3-cup Worcestershire sauce

5 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

Salt & Ground pepper

6 toasted hamburger buns

Directions

Step 1

Heat canola oil in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions; cook for 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in garlic; cook one minute more.

Step 2

Add meat and brown, breaking up larger pieces with a wooden spoon, approximately 7 minutes.   

Step 3

Add tomato paste and water, stirring until completely dissolved. Add Worcestershire sauce, Kelp Purée and pepper; stir until thoroughly incorporated. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes; reduce heat to low and cook an additional 20 minutes until liquid has cooked down to a thick sauce.

Step 4

Serve immediately on toasted buns.  

(Hint: they're even better the next day.)

 

 

Pairs with:  A hoppy IPA microbrew of your choice. 🍺

Mussels Sautéed in White Wine, Butter & Kelp

 

The flavors of the ocean combine deliciously in this simple dish that's sure to become a regular on the dinner table.

 
 
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⏲️  Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes  Serves: 4 as an appetizer

 

Ingredients

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2-cup dry white wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)

4 Tbsp. (1/2-stick) salted butter

1/2-cup chicken broth

3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

3 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

1 (2 lb.) bag mussels, rinsed, scrubbed clean, and beards removed

Plenty of crunchy baguette slices for dipping!

 

Directions

Step 1

In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic turn brown.

Step 2

Pour in white wine, cook for two minutes. Stir in butter, chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley; cook for another 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and kelp; stir until well combined  

Step 3

Raise heat to medium high, add mussels and stir to coat them with the sauce. Cover the sauté pan and continue cooking for 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mussels are open. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning as necessary. Remove any unopened mussels.

Step 4

Pour into a large, shallow serving bowl, top with remaining parsley. Serve with baguette slices.

 

 

Pairs with:  Crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Assyritiko or Pinot Grigio.

Ocean Cocktail Sauce

 

The umami of this sauce almost makes the shrimp an afterthought!

 
 
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⏲️  Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes: Approximatley 1 cup cocktail sauce

Ingredients

3/4-cup tomato ketchup

2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

3 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

 

Directions

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.  Adjust seasoning to taste.  Chill at least one hour before serving.

Serve with large boiled shrimp arranged decoratively around rim of bowl.

 

 

Pairs with: Crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Assyrtiko or Pinot Grigio.