- Bread (duh. go for something sweeter or nuetral like multigrain or honey wheat. Rye is good for normal tomato sandwiches but the dulse needs something to balance it.
- Pepper to taste. You can use a little salt but you don’t really need it.
You could also add cheese although I recommend something mild. I tried sharp cheddar because that’s what I had but it overpowered everything except the bread.
I’ve been eating tomato sandwiches since I was old enough to chew but my mom just recently reminded me how much I used to love dulse so I wandered off to the health food store to get some.
According to the package, dulse is a “wild atlantic sea vegetable” or in other words seaweed. You can eat it “raw” which really just means straight out of the bag, or you can crisp it up a bit by roasting in dry pan or the oven or pan fry it like chips. With no prep it’s chewy, salty and has a very strong but not overpowering flavor. It’s also full of nutritional value if you’re into that kind of stuff. I like to think that dulse is to lettuce as raisins are to grapes even though it’s mostly inaccurate. Chalk it up to my college education.
Those of you that think a sandwich without meat is just a cleverly disguised salad should try adding dulse to your turkey or chicken salad sandwiches. I don’t think it would go very well with italian or processed meats (salami, bologna, etc.) but you could give it a try and prove me wrong. I know for a fact it’s really good with avacado. And if you’re unsure about eating seaweed don’t be. Seaweed can do more for food than wrap sushi.