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A plate of devilled eggs and radishes with a bowl in the centre filled with salt, sesame seeds and dark green dried seaweed

Seaweed and sesame salt seasoning

Published: June 29, 2022 at 4:54 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 100g

An umami-rich seasoning that can multi-task, this recipe is inspired by furikake, a Japanese condiment often sprinkled over rice as a seasoning

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Try this furikake-inspired seaweed and sesame salt seasoning and serve with devilled eggs, Japanese-style rice salad or one of our other Japanese recipes.

Recipe tip: Experiment by adding citrus peel, chilli flakes or crushed peppercorns to the seasoning, if you like


  • 2 tsp black or mixed sesame seeds
  • ½ large sheet of nori (or 4 small snacking sheets)
  • 2 tsp Maldon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp caster sugar


  • STEP 1

    Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over a medium heat until lightly toasted. Tip out and leave to cool. Break or snip the nori into small pieces, then pulse in a blender a few times until finely chopped.

  • STEP 2

    Mix together the ingredients and keep in an airtight jar for up to two months. Sprinkle over sushi rice, salmon and steamed veggies, or use to season popcorn, quail’s eggs for dipping or devilled eggs as a canapé.

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