I know you are all looking at the title thinking.... Sea? Pasta.... Sea Pasta? What is all this malarkey. Well I was contacted by Media PR to review a healthier alternative to our much loved complex carb PASTA, who would ever trade you in? Well me, for one night only.
I Sea Pasta is a green seaweed pasta that can enable you to get your vegetable intake all in one go.The brand 'I Sea Pasta' says exactly what it does on the tin, or in this case packet. The brand launched in 2015 by Sea More founder Willem, who came up with the idea in 2013 by mistakenly consuming seaweed as he believed it was pasta... This idea then became reality, in which Sea More Food was born, the product is harvested in Ireland and only uses sustainable harvesting.
I Sea Pasta is 100% seaweed which is gluten free, organic and of course low calorie which means all you die hard vegan fans can have a field day. Not only is this green pasta low calorie, but also benefits from being high in anti-oxidants, fibre, vitamins/minerals and omega 3 YAY!
Now let's get down to the nitty gritty... What exactly does seaweed tagliatelle taste like? Well before I give you any specific details on the taste, lets talk about the preparation.
I Sea Pasta takes around the same time normal pasta takes to boil (however you can also prepare seaweed tagliatelle in cold water to add to chilled dishes), around 15-20 minutes and your meal is ready, making it really easy to prepare and combine with your favourite dishes.
During my own experience of cooking seaweed pasta the smell was very fishy, no not curious but actual fish from the sea... But then again you know, what comes from the sea smells like the sea. This wouldn't be an issue if you are used to prepping fish or seafood, however I personally do not like to venture in seafood especially fishy seafood... The smell completely threw me off, which I didn't expect upon embarking on my voyage to Sea (get it). To ensure a full review though, I persevered with the smell that lingered in my flat and wanted to get straight into the tasting part. To my surprise there was no fish taste. The seaweed was similar to that of normal pasta in regards to texture and tasted pretty plain, but certainly not my cup of tea. I made my sample without any additional sauce or side dishes to engage with the full experience of I Sea Pasta.
I Sea Pasta is a very versatile product which I am sure many will love, I am not sure I will give it another go due to the fish smell. Alternatively you can add ginger, vinegar or lemon to your cooking water to tame the odour, unfortunately if you have been a long time lurker on this blog you would know I am a very fussy, sensitive and allergic individual so generally try things as plain Jane. So this adventure of lemon ginger and vinegar I will leave to you, the readers. If you are looking to give it a go why not try mixing it into your original pasta (half n half) or if you are a boss, brave it out like I did!
Available at Seamorefood.com
Thank you to Media PR for the collaboration