Ayah seemed to think I was crazy when I suggested using dulse to make a faux BLT sandwich sans bacon.
I actually got this idea while researching the health benefits of dulse for an article I was writing in journalism school.
I called some folk in New Brunswick who harvested dulse and a woman with a beautiful accent touted “We eat them like chips, sprinkle them on our food and put them in sandwhiches like a BLT!”
Maybe she was a bit of an enthusiast for her product, but I liked what she was laying down.
So last night, as an appetizer, I created BLT dulse lettuce wraps to put her theory to the test.
To add some authenticity I added some organic ketchup for dipping, and threw in some sprouts, red pepper and avocado along with my tomato for texture.
Can I just say that this was delicious? The dulse is not bacon, but it’s salty and chewy and a million times better for you.
If your a dulse virgin I suggest starting slow, and not judging the taste too quickly. It’s a little extreme at first bite, but if you have a little the next day, and a little more the next, you’ll start craving this salty snack!
It’s a treat for your taste buds but also one of the best things for your thyroid and your metabolism. I remember when I wrote the article on dulse I was astounded by how many vitamins and minerals were packed into this little sea plant.
If you want to make this into a meal, you can make it in actual sandwich form with toasted bread, or even add some tempeh bacon or veggie burger into the mix! Yum!
So go on, get yo dulse on! And let me know if you do!
- Romaine lettuce
- Red pepper
- Organic ketchup for dipping
- Assemble and enjoy!
Have you ever tried dulse?