Black laver, also known as "gim" in Korean or "nori" in Japanese, is a type of edible seaweed that is commonly used in Asian cuisine to add flavor and nutrients to soups and stews. The seaweed is dried and packaged into sheets or flakes, which are reconstituted by soaking in water. The reconstituted seaweed has a soft, tender texture and a savory, oceanic flavor, making it a popular ingredient in soups and stews, as well as in sushi and other dishes. Black laver is high in iron, iodine, and protein.
Uses: Pull apart the amount of black laver desired and cook briefly in hot stock or water. Black laver pairs exceptionally well with other savory ingredients such as tomato, egg, meat, and fish. It can be roasted or fried to make a delicious snack.