Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Ulva title imageRecipes

Sea Lettuce Soup

You can add it to your favorite chicken soup or follow this recipe:

4 cups Chicken Stock

2 sheets Sea Lettuce

2 Eggs

Salt and Pepper

½ tsp Sesame Oil (optional)

1 or 2 Green Onion Stalks

Bring chicken stock to a boil.  Add sea lettuce and stir.  When sea lettuce is soft, stir in well-beaten eggs and boil for a few seconds then remove from heat.  Ad salt and pepper to taste.   Add sesame oil, garnish with onion, and serve. 

Toasted Sea Lettuce

6 sheets Sea Lettuce

½ tsp Salt

1 ½ tbsp sesame oil

Clean the sea lettuce.  Mix salt and sesame oil and rub a thin coat on the sea lettuce.  Lay 6 sheets on top of one another, roll them up and let them stand for 5 minutes.  Unroll and cook each sheet separately in a hot pan over low heat until crisp. Cut sheet into smaller pieces and serve with hot rice.  This is more or less how laver was prepared in the British Isles, and another name for Ulva is green laver. back

 ©Anna Kirby 2001  

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009