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Black Sesame Cheesy Chipotle Nori Crisps

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I remember one of the first times that Bob and I went grocery shopping together to pick up some food while we were traveling.  I grabbed a cart headed for the produce section and Bob wondered off in another direction.  We met back up in the middle isle and compared our findings… I had fresh fruits and Bob had bags of dried seaweed.  Seaweed?  Dried seaweed?  Your going to eat that?  Really?  Seaweed?  I had never eaten or even seen dried seaweed before.  From that day on, it became a staple in our lives.   I have come to like it but I don’t love it like Bob.  I don’t care for it as my main snack but I do enjoy it in small doses mixed up with other ingredients.

Much like this treat… smother it with “cheesy” chipotle sauce and then we are talking serious business.  I have seen this type of recipe made in rolls, which I am sure I will be making soon but I thought it would be nice to make them into crackers.  This recipe will yield 5 sheets of nori crackers.  But because I can’t ever leave anything alone, I started getting creative with the toppings.  Each sheet ended up with something different.

The nori has two sides. One side is shinier than the other and the shinier side should always face outside, so the sushi rice is always applied on the rougher side. The sushi rice must be placed on the rougher side because it absorbs more moisture and sticks to the rice better.

I adapted and slightly modified this recipe from my Spicy Touchdown Cheese Sauce recipe.  Shoot you could about any raw cheese sauce on these and they would taste amazing.  I have been really enjoying ground cumin lately in many of my recipes.   Not only am I loving the flavor of it, it is known for many great health benefits;  It is known to help control stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea and morning sickness.  It is also found to be effective in stimulating menstrual cycle in women.  That is just to list a few.   It is one the most aromatic spices, cumin gives off a pungent earthy aroma that is warm and almost sweet with hints of pine and lemon.  The flavor is strong and slightly bitter with a fresh somewhat herbaceous finish.   Goodness I almost sound like a connoisseur isone!

Ingredients: 5 nori sheets

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked 2+ hours
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 organic yellow bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 5 sheets raw nori seaweed

Toppings:

  • coarse sea salt
  • black sesame seeds
  • see below for other ideas

Preparation:

  1. After soaking the cashews, drain and rinse them.
  2. In a high-powered blender combine the cashews, water, nutritional yeast, rough chopped bell pepper, smoked paprika, chipotle, and cumin.  Blend until the mixture is completely smooth and you don’t feel any grit.
  3. Spread 5 nori sheet out on the mesh sheet that comes with the dehydrator.  I don’t recommend that you do this on a different surface hoping to transfer them to the dehydrator trays… they get to soft and are hard to move once the sauce goes on.  I speak from experience. :)  Be sure to face the rougher side of the nori sheet, upright.
  4. Place approximately 1/3 of a cup of sauce in the center of a nori sheet.  With an off-set spatula spread the sauce evenly from side to side.  Do them one at a time.
  5. Sprinkle coarse sea salt and black sesame seeds on top.
  6. Dehydrate at 115 (F) for 6-10 hours or until dry.
  7. Once cooled to room temperature cut into long strips with a sharp knife.  These should keep for at least 1 week.

 

Remember when I mentioned earlier that I played around with other toppings?  Here are a few.
In the photo below I just added sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

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By the time I got around to snapping some photos Bob had eaten all
but these two strips!  Good thing I caught him at this point so I could take a picture.

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Below are the same two strips cut up into small squares.
Warning: The objects in this photo may appear larger then what they are in real life. hehe

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Here I topped it with my Napa Garden Veggie Confetti Party Mix.

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10 thoughts on “Black Sesame Cheesy Chipotle Nori Crisps

  1. Johanna says:

    I wish I had the time and space in my waistline to try all your recipes. This looks great and I’m planning on sharing with friends. Thank you!

    • amie-sue says:

      I understand Johanna… the recipes will always be here for when you do find the time. :) Thank you for sharing my site with others. Have a blessed evening, amie sue

  2. Millie says:

    Hi Ami Sue,
    I made this dish and it was delicious!! There was only one problem! I could not stop eating them!! So I will give myself sometime before I make them again. This a truly heavenly recipe….Thank you….what a great creative raw chef you are…you should be making books!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Millie… I understand, I was lucky that I even got pictures taken before Bob gobbled them all up. haha Thank you for commenting and glad that you enjoyed them! Have a blessed day, amie sue

  3. Cheynne says:

    Look, lady…. I can’t be monopolizing all my days off making yummy food. These were SO YUMMY they didn’t even last a week! When I first took them out of the dehydrator, I kept trying them and trying them- because I’d have one, then think, “OK, that couldn’t possibly be as yummy as I think it just was.” That went on for several “tries.” Good grief. So good. OK, I gotta go make more… Now. :)

    • amie-sue says:

      lol Cheynne… you be talking to me? :) I always love your comments, they make my day. Thanks for letting me know that you have no self-control. mahaha Just teasing you. Happy to hear that you are enjoying them. Have a blessed day. amie sue

  4. Carolyn says:

    Hi, I am new to raw food preparation so please forgive my naïve questions. I do not like any fishy tastes but I love crackers. Other than the nori sheets, your recipe sounds delicious. Are the nori sheets necessary? If so, is there anything I can use in place of nori sheets? I look forward to trying this recipe.

    • amie-sue says:

      Ho Carolyn,

      No such thing as naive questions. We learn new things everyday, it is what keeps us going. :) If you don’t like nori sheets then I would skip this recipe. Maybe try my cheese kale chips that you can find under “Kale Chips”. Have a great evening, amie sue

  5. Alex says:

    Hallo Amy Sue,

    just made your Nori Crisps and although I did not like them too much as I got them out of dehydrator last night, when they cooled and I tasted them this morning, it was love at first bite. Wow! Amazing!

    • amie-sue says:

      lol, well thank you Alex for trying the recipe. I am so happy that you ended up enjoying them. :) I appreciate the comment. Have a great day. amie sue

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