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Ginger Hiziki and Carrots
5 votes


A tasty bright orange and glistening black appetizer or vegetable side dish that has a deep, mineral-sweet flavor.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1/4 cup hiziki, loosely packed
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Rinse the hiziki and soak it in 1/2 cup filtered water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain, reserve the soaking water, and chop the hiziki.
  3. Warm the oil in a skillet, add and saute the garlic, ginger, hiziki, onion, and carrot for five minutes.
  4. Add the tamari and soaking water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. If you notice any liquid remaining, uncover and cook until the liquid evaporates.
  6. At this point, you will want to add the mirin, if using, adjust the seasoning, and serve.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Seaweed  N N N N N N B B
Carrot1 ,2 B N N N B B N B
Soy Sauce3 B N N N A A N A
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...2 ,4 B B N N N B B B
[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 30, 2007 at 12:51 AM By: Father Tiresias