Umami!!

Avocado & Tomato Salad with Miso Dressing and Bonito Sprinkle

 

Our own Shitake Seaweed Sprinkle marries beautifully with a flavorful miso dressing to make an irresistible salad!

 
 
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⏲️  Prep Time: 10 minutes   Serves: 1

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

5 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 tsp. white miso (soy bean paste)

2 tsp. mirin (Japanese rice wine)

1 tsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Shitake Seaweed Sprinkle

Directions

Step 1

Cut avocado in half length-wise and peel the skin off both halves.  Cut each half into crescent-shaped slices or bite-size chunks. Arrange avocado pieces on a plate; cover with cherry tomato halves. 

Step 2

For the miso dressing: Put miso in small bowl. Stir in mirin one tablespoon at a time until smooth.  Stir in soy sauce.

Pour over avocado and tomato pieces.

Step 3

Top with Ocean's Balance Bonito Sprinkle and enjoy!

The perfect lunch.  Try our other Sprinkle flavors on this salad too!

Kelp Mushroom Soup

 

Let's Talk about Umami!!!

 
 
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⏲️  Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

1 lb. mushrooms (Baby Bella, Cremini, Button), cut into thick slices  

1 Tbsp. olive oil

3 Tbsp. butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 Tbsp. flour (all-purpose or gluten-free)

2 Tbsp. Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

2 cups milk

2-3 Tbsp. heavy cream

Salt & Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Step 1

Melt butter in a soup pot, then add oil.  Cook onions in butter/oil combination over medium heat until soft, about 5-7 minutes. 

Step 2

Add mushrooms and a dash of salt and stir to combine.  Cover pot and let the mushrooms sweat for about 7 minutes.  Stir in flour, let cook one more minute.

Step 3

Add Kelp Purée, broth and milk.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Using an immersion blender,  blend soup until it is thick and smooth.  Stir in cream. Season with salt and pepper.  For added flavor, top with additional sliced mushrooms that you have cooked in butter until crisp, and/or a swirl of truffle oil.  

 

 

Delicious with a crispy baguette and a creamy cheese like Taleggio.