Okonomiyaki With Seaweed Touch

Introduction

Okonomiyaki is a savoury Japanese pancake cooked on a grill and filled with various ingredients. It is often served as a breakfast or dinner dish and is popular in Japanese restaurants. It is also a great party food, as it is easy to make and can be customized to fit individual tastes. This recipe provides a delicious way to enjoy okonomiyaki at home. 


Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup chopped cabbage 
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion 
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper 
  • 1/4 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms 
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked bacon 
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese 
  • 1/4 cup okonomiyaki sauce 
  • 1 sheet of seaweed 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, water, eggs, vegetable oil, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the batter is smooth and creamy. 

  1. Add the cabbage, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, bacon, cheese, and okonomiyaki sauce to the batter and mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. 

  1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat and grease with a thin layer of oil. 

  1. Place a seaweed sheet on the griddle and pour the pancake batter. 

  1. Using the back of a spoon, spread the batter evenly over the seaweed. 

  1. Cook the okonomiyaki for 5 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. 

  1. Carefully flip the okonomiyaki and cook for 5 minutes until the other side is golden brown. 

  1. Transfer the okonomiyaki to a plate and top with additional okonomiyaki sauce and grated cheese, if desired. 

Uses/Benefits of Seaweed 


Seaweed is a nutrient-rich food popular in many Asian cuisines, including Japanese. It is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, making it a healthy addition to any diet. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine, which helps regulate metabolism and is essential for proper thyroid function. It is also a good source of vitamins A, B, and E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Additionally, seaweed is high in fibre, which helps to promote digestion and can aid in weight loss. 


Final Words

This okonomiyaki recipe is a great way to enjoy a nutritious and delicious Japanese dish. Try adding other ingredients, such as shredded carrots, zucchini, or edamame, for even more nutrition. Pair your okonomiyaki with steamed rice and miso soup for a complete meal. Visit Herbal Vineyard today to explore our selection of quality herbs and supplements to boost your health and nutrition.


References:

  • Fleurence, J. (1999). Seaweed proteins: biochemical, nutritional aspects and potential uses. Trends in food science & technology, 10(1), 25-28.
  • Mabeau, S., & Fleurence, J. (1993). Seaweed in food products: biochemical and nutritional aspects. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 4(4), 103-107.

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