This recipe is taken from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nourishing Meals by Alissa Segersten. Incorporating sea vegetables into your weekly diet is one of the healthiest things you can do. Seaweed is a rich source of iodine – a mineral needed to make thyroid hormones. Arame is also a particularly rich source of a carotenoid called fucoxanthin which has been researched for its effects on increasing the burning of body fat as well as having anti-cancer and anti-diabetic effects as well.
Place arame into a small pot and cover with about 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer. Set the strainer over the pot to finish draining and cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then slice into thin half moons, place them into a medium sized bowl. Add the cooked arame and remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust salt and vinegar if necessary.
Store in a covered glass container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Yield: 6 servings
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