Well Readers…I finally decided to try KELP NOODLES. The package says their RAW, but I am a little skeptical about that fact…
Anyway, I decied to make a Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto for the Kelp Noodles. More than anything I wanted 1) to know what they tasted like and 2) I didn’t want to attach any one countries cuisine to the noodle until I had tasted the noodle.
Initially these noodles are kind of chewy and crunchy in a strange sort of way. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. The more they soak in whatever sauce you use, they begin to be much more like a glass noodle found in Asian Cuisine.
So here is the package of the noodles…
Here are the noodles after I rinsed them…
Since the noodles looked a bit like a Glass Noodle I borrowed the cilantro from Thai food flavors + Borrowed the Pesto / Herb Paste type of sauce from Italian Food + and a bit of Mexican with the Serrano Chili and Pumpkin Seeds = Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto.
Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto
1 Bunch Cilantro
1 Serrano Chili
Juice of 1 Lime
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 Cloves Garlic
8 Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
1/4 cup olive oil
1 splash toasted sesame seed oil
1 Handful of Black Sesame Seeds,
Preparation: Halve Cherry Tomatoes and set aside. Place all ingredients, (except Black Sesame Seeds) into Food Processor and process until you have a nice fragrant paste. Mix into noodles and add the Black Sesame Seeds. Serve on two plates and garnish with Tomatoes.
Here is the finished plate!
Notes: I don’t know that I will buy these noodles ever again. However the next time I make this type of Pesto, I will use a Zucchini Noodle instead.
The sunflower sprouts have filled the jar. I needed to give them more space and have moved 3/4 of the jar into a colander, and left the 1/4 of the jar filled with Sunflower sprouts .
Here is the Colander filled with the other sunflower sprouts…
The next morning this is what the Sunflower sprouts looked in the jar…
And the Colander…
Lot’s more little green leaves!! Yeah! This is so exciting!!! Darker green as well. The jar is at 3/4 of the way full! Wow! There are some that are a really pretty red/magenta type of color. Can you see them? Those must be the China Rose Radish Seeds.
The next morning this is what the radish sprouts looked like! These are almost ready to eat!!!
These tails are about 2″ at this point. The first set of leaves are forming and barely beginning to turn green.
Look at the incredible Green color that emerged in the morning!! The second set of leaves are emerging! This is wild stuff!
I will update the sprout pictures as they grow. Tonight when I arrive home the Radish will be ready to eat. I admit I sampled a taste and they were SPIIIICY! YUM! LOVE IT!
Thanks for reading!