Steam the sea squid and soak the wakame in water.
Thinly slice the onion, julienne the shiso, finely chop the wakame, and cut the sea squid into thin and long strips.
Cover the ingredients from Step 2 in tempura flour and mix together.
Dissolve the tempura flour in water to make the coating.
Put Step 3 into 4, scoop out a spoonful, and deep-fry.
Arrange them nicely on a dish and enjoy with salt.
Story Behind this Recipe
The ladies of the Sanriku region wanted to share the goodness of the sea squirt, so they came up with this easy to eat recipe! Even if you don't know much about sea squirt, or if you don't like it so much, take this opportunity to try it out.
If you don't have sea squirt, wakame kakiage tastes great too! The wakame will be crunchy when the fritters are freshly made. It's easy to fry in bunches if you use a ladle!