“You has to eat this, sir! … Right before you go into the lake, sir – Gillyweed! … It will make Harry Potter breathe underwater, sir!”-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
This recipe won’t help you grow gills or webbing between your fingers and toes, or let you breathe underwater. However, this incredibly healthy dish is full of vitamins. And don’t let the sliminess put you off. It’s actually a delicious dish using a Japanese-inspired dressing.
But first, why seaweed or sea vegetables? Gillyweed is supposed to help the user process oxygen from water, and while seaweed won’t allow a human to breathe underwater water, marine plants produce 70 to 80% of the oxygen in the atmosphere (according to ecology.com).
This ‘gillyweed’ I purchased from iHerb. It’s a combination of sea vegetables– blue and red seaweed, fusiform, asserting, filtered, kelp and Montagne. However, you can go to many grocery stores and purchase wakame or nori seaweed in the sushi ingredient section.Print