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ISeaPasta – Seaweed Pasta from Seamore Foods
Recently we were sent a packet of seaweed pasta to review. Kids, being kids, took one look and declared that there was no way they were trying it!
Since my mum has been feeling down recently, Becky suggested we treated them to a special dinner. This was a really good idea as mum is waiting for a knee transplant and is trying to lose weight. This means she’s looking for healthy meals to try.
“Seamore is turning seaweed into an everyday food. We turn the healthiest, most sustainable ingredient on the planet into tasty, convenient and affordable food. With seaweed pasta, bacon and wraps in 750 stores in 6 countries, we are ready to bring seaweed to everybody’s plate”
Taken from Seamorefood, the website behind Seaweed Pasta.
Seamorefood Seaweed Pasta advertises itself as being;
- Low in carbs
- 50% of your daily vegetables
- 80% fewer calories
- Full of iodine, iron and Omega3
- High fibre and glutenfree
- Organic and sustainable
Meaning it is a healthier choice than regular pasta.
I found the instructions on how to prepare the seaweed pasta weren’t very clear. When I made the seaweed pasta I followed the instructions exactly, which meant I boiled the seaweed pasta and then soaked it. However, I strongly suspect it should have been the other way (which watching the video proved that that was the correct way to prepare it. It would have also helped had the instructions been clearer on what the difference in taste would be, depending on whether you soaked it in hot or cold water.
When we were cooking it did smell quite strongly, again it is possible that soaking before boiling might have eliminated the smell. My 4-year-old didn’t like the smell and kept running out of the kitchen. My dad, who likes the sea and used to own his own yacht, said the smell reminded him of days aboard his yacht.
We added carbonara to the seaweed pasta and served it to my parents. Becky and I even tried a little bit. Becky didn’t like it, but quite surprisingly I did! My parents seemed to enjoy it as well. Mum did mention it tasted a bit too salty, but again possibly soaking it before cooking could have eliminated the salty taste. My dad enjoyed it but said it was better with a sauce and he wouldn’t have been able to eat it on its own.
Surprisingly, I would eat it again. It didn’t taste as bad as I feared and would be a healthier alternative to pasta, especially as a diabetic I try to reduce the carbohydrates and sugars in my food.
Give it a go, you might be just as surprised as I was!