Nori Pappardelle with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Why This Recipe Works
by Sasha Marx
This recipe is anything but delicate. A more fitting description would be “umami bomb.” Seaweed is rich in naturally occurring glutamic acid, the amino acid that makes some of our favorite foods incredibly savory. We wanted to turn up the umami factor to 11, so we looked to other ingredients that are also high in glutamic acid: tomatoes, fish sauce, and aged cheese. These heavy hitters are balanced out with extra-virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, and smoked paprika to make a simple but intensely savory and satisfying sauce that comes together in a flash.
Photography by Steve Klise
Food Styling by Marie Piraino