Why did the crab blush? …because the sea weed! Ha!
Today I have a very intriguing foodie product to share with you. Seaweed tagliatelle!
The fabulous people at Seamore Food have created some absolutely amazing products, including the I Sea Pasta Seaweed Tagliatelle which Ian and I have been trying out. (They do an I Sea Bacon pack too!)
I Sea Pasta is filled with so much goodness it’s pretty gobsmacking! It’s full of fibre, top vitamins and minerals, omega3, antioxidants… Plus, it’s vegan, gluten free, low-carb, low-calorie AND it actually tastes yummy! Win win!
It’s really good to know that the harvesting process is sustainable too. The harvesters only pick patches up to a maximum of 15%, ensuring that the seaweed will grow back. The Seamore company, its harvesters and partners are all certified organic too!
So, let me share with you how we (well…Ian!) cooked up this yummy seaweed tagliatelle, featuring a few of our favourite ingredients from Waitrose.
Ingredients we used:
Seamore I Sea Pasta Seaweed Tagliatelle
Seafood mix – this is a bag you can grab in Waitrose featuring mussels, squid rings and prawns
Sweet & Tangy, tomato & sun-dried tomato jar sauce
Onion, garlic, courgette – use as much or as little as you wish!
Intensely rich sun-dried tomatoes, scattered over once served
Lemon – for a little squeeze over at the end
…we also paired ours up with a little bit of warmed up rosemary and rock salt focaccia bread on the side, which is deeelish by the way! Definitely recommend this beautiful bread! I’m 100% going to buy it again sometime.
There are 3 different ways to cook the seaweed. You can soak it for 45 mins in cold water, which reduces the “sea breeze” smell – they recommend this for raw food/salads etc. Secondly, you can soak it in hot water for 20 mins and you will get a slight “sea breeze” scent and a mild bite. Or alternatively, you can do what we did and cook it for 15-20 mins like you would with a pasta – this leaves it more tender and you have more of that “sea breeze” as Seamore likes to call it!
I have seen some people say they don’t like the smell of it, but both me and Ian were a fan! We’re big seafood lovers anyways and love our mussels, calamari, prawns and other fishy dishes – so maybe we’re more accustomed to it? When it was cooking it smelt lovely, and to the taste I didn’t find it overpoweringly fishy/seaside-y at all!
We loved the texture of the seaweed and really thought it had a substantial substance to it. It wasn’t too floppy or mushy, it really filled us up! I’ve tried other “healthy” pastas before such as Slim Pasta from Holland and Barrett and have been completely unimpressed…so much so that I threw out the packets I had left, because I disliked it so much. The Seamore I Sea Pasta is completely different and I am really looking forward to having the rest of the packet for another dinner this week!
Healthy, tasty and filling, there’s nothing we didn’t like about it! Paired up with all the other tasty ingredients we put it with and it was such a yummy dinner. Well done Seamore! We’re so pleased to have discovered you!
Intrigued? Want to give it a whirl too? You can find out more about Seamore Food over on their website here: www.seamorefood.com and a quick little search online will bring up a whole host of places to buy it from! Enjoy!
*Thank you to Seamore Food for letting us try out their funky seaweed tagliatelle for free. We’re genuinely impressed how tasty and filling it is!