Compared to the closely related corals, sea jellies have a bit of a poor reputation because they can sting people and affect coastal industries. But did you know that sea jellies benefit people in many ways, including as a source of food and through their contributions to medical science?
Recipe for sea jelly salad
- 1 packet of dried sea jelly
- 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of chili oil
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons of coriander, chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
Rinse the dried sea jelly under copious amounts of freshwater to remove salt and slice into thin strips. Blanch the shredded sea jelly in boiling water and allow to cool. Whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, chili oil and ginger together and mix through the shredded sea jelly. Stir in the coriander and spring onions and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.