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Sea Grape Salad

In Crockpot, Gluten-free, Oven on July 18, 2015 at 9:07 am

  
Lato seaweed or caulerpa lentillifera are packed with all sorts of vitamins. According to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), this seaweed is a good source of “iron, iodine, calcium, and vitamins A and C”.
  
Some people call them sea grapes, and they are very easy to prepare. Just blanch the seaweed, and add vinegar, onions, tomatoes, garlic and some salt and pepper to taste.

  
It’s an acquired taste. Not everyone will enjoy this dish. Now that I am more familiar with it, I would add crunchy garlic, some crushed nuts, a tablespoon of pure sesame oil and soy sauce or soy sauce alternative.

  
I ate this with fish steamed with yellow ginger, regular ginger, onions, tomatoes, and crushed garlic. Apparently, yellow ginger has medicinal applications. I’m still learning how to prepare it and include it in recipes.

  
Back to the fish dish, I lightly salted a tilapia the fish monger kindly cleaned for me, then stuffed the cavity with yellow ginger, regular ginger, onions, tomatoes, and crushed garlic. Wrapped it in a foil and steamed it over cooking rice.

  
I used alamang paste as the dip, but you can also have garlic vinegar and such.

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