Hi everyone! Today, I will make a delicious side-dish that brings back my childhood memories. My hometown is near the southern sea in South Korea. Thanks to that, I’ve grown up with many different kinds of fresh fish, sea plants, and seafood. Among them, I especially liked sea plants such as dried laver, sea mustard, etc. When you buy dried laver (aka nori) in the USA, you usually buy small amounts such as 20 or 30 sheets. However, in Korea, we buy 100 sheets in one pack and moms buy several packs at a time. You can make kimbap, soup, or just have a seasoned and toasted side-dish with it. If my mom had any leftover laver, she made this tasty side-dish with it. It is called GimMuchim in Korean. Simply mixing this toasted laver with a special sauce makes a delicious side-dish. I made it for my kids and they enjoyed it as much as I did when I was little. Try it someday. 🙂
Yield: ⅔ Cup
Short Korean Lesson
- JamOt (잠옷) = Pajama
- SokOt (속옷) = Underwear
- 10 Sheets Dried Laver
- 3 Tbsp Green Onion
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 2 Generous tsp Soy Sauce
- 1½ Tbsp Water
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Hot Pepper Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic, Minced
- 1 tsp Sugar
Obtain 10 sheets of dried laver. This is Sempio’s dried laver for kimbap or sushi. You can buy this at a Korean grocery store or on amazon.com.
Toast the dried laver in a heated pan for few seconds on both sides. When one sheet is done, stack another sheet on top of the other one and toast it. Repeat this process for 10 sheets of dried laver.
Break the toasted dried laver into small pieces. It is easier and less messy to do this by placing it in a pastic bag first.
Mix rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl: 3 Tbsp green onion, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, 2 generous tsp soy sauce, 1½ Tbsp water, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp cooking oil, 1 tsp hot pepper powder, 1 tsp minced garlic, and 1 tsp sugar.
Add the prepared dried laver into the sauce.
Hand-rub the laver and sauce together so that it flavors the dried laver well enough.
If you make a bigger portion of this side-dish, you can keep it in the refrigerator. It tastes really good with freshly cooked rice. It tastes so good that you will eat and eat and eat. lol Enjoy!