A staple ingredient in miso soup, Wakame (Alaria esculenta) is one of the most versatile edible seaweeds.
With a mild flavor and delicate texture, it readily absorbs the flavors of dressings, sauces, and other ingredients with which it is paired.
It can be cut dry with scissors and added to soup, cooked till tender then chilled and mixed with cucumbers and sesame seeds for a salad, or stewed like a green vegetable with other flavorful ingredients.
Atlantic Holdfast is a small company working to sustainably hand-harvest the highest quality sea vegetables from the Gulf of Maine. Our harvesting operation is based on a remote island in outer Penboscot Bay, 7 miles off Stonington, ME, where the strong currents, active surf, and full exposure to the force of the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millennia.