Celebration

Miso Deviled Eggs topped with Seaweed Sprinkles

 

Miso mixed with eggs yolks is intriguing enough.  Top it with Spicy Seaweed Sprinkles and you'll be transported to a happy place!

 
 
Miso deviled eggs
 

⏲️  Cook time: 20 minutes   Prep Time: 15 minutes   Makes: 12

Ingredients

6 large eggs, at room temperature

1/4 cup mayonnaise (use our Kelp Mayo recipe for more umami flavor!)

1/3 cup white miso paste (use gluten-free miso for a gluten-free dish)

2 T mirin (seasoned  

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

Ocean's Balance Bonito or Spicy Seaweed Sprinkles

Directions

Place eggs in medium-sized pot. Cover with water.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil for 20 minutes.  Drain and cool. 

Cut eggs in half length-wise. Scoop out yolks into separate bowl.  Reserve whites. Add remaining ingredients except the Sprinkles.  Stir well to combine.  Adjust seasoning.  Fill reserved whites making a small mound on each. Top with your choice of Bonito or Spicy Sprinkles.

Serve immediately.

 

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!! 🍾

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.