Let me give you a little background before I tell you what I did with it:
Seamore’s founder mistook seaweed for pasta, loved the experience and decided to fool the rest of the world with ‘I sea pasta’. Inspired, he searched and found another magical seaweed. I sea bacon is a 100% wild, organic seaweed that turns into (green) bacon when you fry it. Put it on anything that deserves a crunchy, salty, smoky kick. Or use the soft leaves as a flavour boost in salads, pastas or anything else.
Seaweed is considered the most sustainable food on the planet.
It requires just sunshine. No fresh water, land, fertiliser nor pesticides.
So, how did I get on with it?
Really well so far. I haven’t soaked it for salads but I have tried it straight from the bag as a snack, and, I have fried it as ‘bacon’ for a couple of different recipes which I will show you in a moment.
There are several recipes and ideas on the website too if you’re looking for inspiration.
The first thing I tried was an omelette. I often have ham & mushroom in one so thought bacon would be a decent flavour to add. The Seamore guys really aren’t joking when they say it cooks in only 20 seconds though!
It was weird that the bacon is pink BEFORE you cook it but my kitchen had the aroma of the genuine article which was actually lovely. You just never know with these things, do you?
The taste is pretty authentic too and I though the look and texture is totally different, I think anyone that can’t, won’t, or doesn’t want to eat real bacon, would be pleased with this as a substitute.
This video popped up on my Facebook feed recently and seemed doable…
I have lower calorie bread and cheese so it didn’t even seem that naughty at all with seaweed bacon and plain mushrooms as the topping!
Flipping delicious, I don’t mind telling you. In fact, it was so tasty I think even the lovely boyfriend would give it a try 🙂
A roaring success I’d say.
Something you’d try?
One pack holds enough for 10 servings and currently retails at €6.95.
*I was sent one pack of I Sea Bacon for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.