kombu

(redirected from Konbu)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Konbu: kombu, Kombucha

kombu

Decongestant for excess mucus, helps lower blood pressure. Has powerful skin healing nutrient germanium. A meaty, high protein seaweed, higher in natural mineral salts than most other seaweeds.
References in periodicals archive ?
Our Matsumae zuke is made with well-salted Santa Barbara uni and white salmon, dried squid, and konbu aged for 1-2 weeks.
4 On the bottom of a container sprinkle some of the salt mix, lay half the Konbu on top then a little extra salt mix, place the salmon on top, a little more salt mix, then the Za'atar leaves and finally the remaining konbu, cover with cling film and place a small weight on top, leave at room temperature for 4 hours then refrigerate for a further 10 hours.
The first plate got us started slowly, with dishes that would be familiar to fans of Nobu: whitefish sashimi with uni, or sea urchin; yellowtail tartare with wasabi and caviar, and the most "umami" of the plate, a phenomenal roll of salmon and kelp (both salmon and kelp, or konbu, are rich in those umami compounds).
Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2006 - (JCN) - Suntory delivered a presentation on Gozugon, a food made of sesame, soybean and konbu (dried kelp) and fermented by plant-derived Lactobacillus pentosus S-PT84, at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science.
Our trio of robata items included Assorted Vegetable (55.75), Chicken Wing Seasoned with Konbu (52.75) and Rice Ball with Shrimp Tempura ($6.50).
Nutritional supplement manufacturers are all too willing to peddle everything from shark cartilage to konbu seaweed under the guise of cancer prevention.
The English name for it is appropriate: "weed." Yet here, there is an enormous range of types and names: hijiki, nori, wakame, konbu, et cetera (and that's a big "et cetera").
Japanese consumers eat roe on kelp (called Kosunoko konbu) the way we eat cream cheese on a cracker - except they pay $25 a pound for it.
6 tablespoons moist seasoned seaweed (karashi konbu or sansho konbu) or cooked diced ham
They free-dive for sea urchin or comb the konbu forest for specimens to dry, pickle, braise, simmer, or serve.
Start with a bowl of salad and try the Caesar Kale, a mix of kale leaves and lettuce with konbu roast chicken, cherry tomatoes, generous parmesan shavings, topped with a 142-degree egg.