Here’s a nice way to enjoy kombu as a side dish delightfully paired with sweet sautéed carrots.
- Rinse kombu briefly under fresh running water and wipe with a damp cloth. Simmer water and kombu on low heat for 10 minutes.
- Cut carrots into thin strips 1½ inch long. Sauté carrots and ginger in oil for 5 minutes over medium heat.
- Remove kombu from water and slice into 1½ inch strips (you may save cooking water for use as a soup stock).
- Add kombu and soy sauce to carrots. Turn heat to low, cover, and simmer 6 minutes. Roast sesame seeds in a small, dry skillet until golden brown and stir into vegetables.
- Category: Side Dish