Miso-Glazed Salmon topped with Bonito Seaweed Sprinkles


My daughter would like me to make this dish every single day. The Bonito Sprinkles raise it to an entirely new level of delicious.

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⏲️  Cook time: 10 minutes   Prep Time: 15 minutes   Serves: 4


1.5 lbs. thick-cut salmon, cut into 4 pieces

3 T Shiro Miso paste (use gluten-free miso for a gluten-free dish)

3 T mirin (Japanese rice wine)  

2 T soy sauce (or Tamari for a gluten-free dish)

4 T Ocean's Balance Bonito Seaweed Sprinkles


Step 1

Preheat oven or grill to 450°F.

Step 2

Arrange salmon skin-side down on baking sheet.

Step 3

Make the Miso Glaze: Stir together the Miso and Mirin until the Miso is dissolved. Add Soy Sauce; stir until completely blended. Using a basting brush, cover all 3 sides of the salmon with the Glaze.

Step 4

Grill or bake the salmon 7 to 10 minutes, until the middle is just cooked and the skin is crispy.

Step 5

Top with Bonito Seaweed Sprinkles.

Serve with Thai sticky rice and roasted brussel sprouts.


Pairs with: Crisp, white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or dry Riesling.

Kelp-Rubbed Broiled Salmon


Our good friend Chef Louis Pickens of Black Betty's Bistro created this scrumptious dish for his School Lunch Program.  We watched the kids at La Petite École lick their plates clean! It's sure to become a regular in your meal line-up.


⏲️  Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes  Serves:  4



1-1/2 lbs. thick-cut salmon pieces

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. each salt & white pepper

2-3 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

1 Tbsp. raw sugar (Turbinado)

2 Tbsps. chopped fresh parsley



Step 1

Preheat oven to broil. 

Step 2

Sprinkle onion powder, salt and white pepper on salmon pieces. Spread Kelp Purée over entire surface. Sprinkle with sugar and parsley.

Step 3

Place salmon pieces skin-side down on baking sheet. Place under broiler and cook for 10 minutes until the surface of the salmon is browned, the edges are slightly charred, but fish is still soft to touch.

Serve with buttery mashed potatoes and sautéed broccoli.




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

Fancy Fish Sticks


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


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


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


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. 🍺

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.


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



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!



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


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



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.