Seaweed Stem Stir-Fry

Seaweed Stem Stir-Fry

Enjoy a tasty and nutritious seaweed stem stir-fry perfect for any meal.

[2 Servings, Under 60 Minutes, Easy to Make]

Seaweed Stem Stir-Fry is a delightful Korean side dish that's not only nutritious but also incredibly flavorful. It's a versatile dish that can be enjoyed with any meal, making it a great addition to your side dish repertoire. This recipe is particularly good for removing any fishy taste from the seaweed stems, ensuring a delicious result. It's a dish loved by adults and children alike for its unique texture and savory flavor. The combination of seaweed stems, aromatic garlic, and spring onion, seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil, creates a symphony of flavors that's hard to resist.


  • Seaweed Stems, a handful
  • Spring Onion, 1 piece
  • Minced Garlic, 1 tablespoon
  • [Seasoning]
  • Soup Soy Sauce (Guk Ganjang), to taste
  • Ground Pepper, to sprinkle
  • Sesame Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Whole Sesame Seeds, 1 tablespoon


  1. Since seaweed stems are usually salted, wash them several times to remove the saltiness, then soak in water for about 20 minutes.
  2. After soaking, check the taste and soak longer if still too salty.
  3. Cut the desalinated seaweed stems into bite-sized pieces. Blanching them before stir-frying is a useful tip for enhancing their flavor and reducing cooking time.
  4. Heat cooking oil in a pan and sauté the spring onion and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic.
  5. Add the blanched seaweed stems and stir-fry together. Sprinkle some ground pepper for added flavor.
  6. Adjust the taste with soup soy sauce or a little salt as per your preference.
  7. Finish by adding 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and sesame seeds, mixing well.
  8. Your delicious and non-fishy Seaweed Stem Stir-Fry is ready! It's especially good served with hot rice, as the sesame oil's nuttiness and the seaweed stems' texture make it a delightful side dish.

Notes: This recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the health benefits of seaweed in a delicious way. It's simple to make and can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences.

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