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n. pl. hi·ji·kis
An edible seaweed with a strong flavor.

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Manama, Sep 24 (BNA) -- His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has deputized Premier's Advisor, Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, to attend a farewell ceremony today hosted by the Japanese Embassy in honour of the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bahrain, Hijiki Sumi.
Look for: Broiled, grilled or steamed items, sushi, sashimi, soup, hijiki, oshitashi
Certified Kosher Products include the classic Seaweed Salad in original and natural varieties, Hijiki Quinoa Salad, Chickpea Salad, Wild Rice Edamame Salad, Cream Corn Croquette, as well as the Teriyaki Shiitake and Sesame Seaweed spreads.
Highlighting the healthiness and versatility of Japanese seafood, hijiki seaweed and wakame salad will also be on display, along with such popular items as sashimi-grade Hokkaido scallops, squid and oysters.
HIJIKI is indigenous to certain Asian countries where it is enjoyed as a sea vegetable.
These recipes are not for everyday cooks but rather for those intrigued by the idea of preparing (or, more simply, getting someone else to prepare), for example, noisettes of Quercy lamb saddle, with black truffle and potato gratin, or squab with Hijiki seaweed sauce, matsutake mushrooms and fennel seed.
Note: One popular seaweed, hijiki, may contain high levels of arsenic--best to avoid it.
Brown seaweeds--higher in iodine--include all kelps, Fucus (said to be the best for underactive thyroids), Hijiki, and Sargassum.
One of the most mineral-rich seaweed types is hijiki, which grows in long black ribbons.
Standouts include Hijiki Caviar, Mashed Coconut Yams, Southern-Style Seitan, Cinnamon Buns, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Raw Lemon Pie.
These presentations were followed by three demonstrations: -- Anita Lo, chef and co-owner of Annisa, prepared her "Grilled Shrimp with Hijiki and Fingerling Potatoes.
Side dishes include the "We're Not in Kansas Anymore Salad," so-named because it includes hijiki, a sea vegetable harvested far away; a quinoamillet pilaf; tamari-seasoned brown rice and sunflower seeds; and "Progressive Potatoes," air-baked redpotatoes deep-fried in coconut oil.