Sea Palm and Pine Nuts

Yields 2 cups.

1 cup Dry Sea Palm (about 3/4 ounce)
2 cups cool water
1/4 cup raw pine nuts
1 medium onion, julienned
1 teaspoon Sunflower oil
1 to 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  1. Soak sea palm in water until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and retain soaking water from sea palm.
  3. Rinse sea palm in fresh water and drain.
  4. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until transparent, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add pine nuts and sauté until aromatic.
  7. Add sea palm and sauté 1 minute.
  8. Add 1 cup of the retained soaking water and the soy sauce.
  9. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  10. Cover. Lower heat and simmer 15 to 20 minute until tender. Remove cover and cook away any remaining liquid.

Chef’s note: You can use other seaweeds.

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