Wakame is a dried seaweed usually found re-hydrated in soups. Simply break up a few pieces then place them in hot water for about 5-10 mins. Be careful not to use too much, they plump up pretty big.
Easy to Prepare: Cut desired amount of wakame to be used; cover with cold water. Let stand 4 to 6 minutes, or until rehydrated and desired tenderness is reached. Drain well. Add to soups and salads as desired.
Sunomono (Japanese-Style Cucumber Salad)
*If desired, substitute with 2 regular cucumbers. Pare, half lengthwise, remove seeds and thinly slice. Continue as directed above.