You might love the taste of seaweed, but only enjoy it in your dishes when you dine out. The unusual-looking packages of dried plants may appear more intimidating than intriguing, but it doesn't have to be this way. Once you get the lay of the land -- or sea -- you'll be perfectly prepped to whip up your own seaweed-starred dishes at home.
Nori is the flaky, green seaweed used as a wrap for sushi. It's often used in miso soup and as a garnish on salads and fish. It usually comes toasted, sold in full sheets for sushi wrapping and snack-sized sheets to eat like chips.