Friday, January 6, 2012
What in the world is...KOMBU
I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from my "What the BULK!?" Tuesday posts, so I thought I'd try something new in 2012, called "What in the world is it?" where I explain some ingredients that might intimidate, but need not! I'm hoping this will help when you're excited to try a vegan recipe but get tripped up by an unfamiliar ingredient.
Today's ingredient is KOMBU!
Kombu is a sea vegetable used to boost flavor and add texture. It's very high in calcium, phosphorus, iron, protein and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. You can soak it and add chopped kombu to salads and vegetables. You can add unsoaked kombu to soup to season the soup stock.