Alaria seaweed (Alaria marginata), similar to wakame, is found from Alaska to central California. When making this appetizer with dried alaria, soak the fronds in water for 15-20 minutes in order to rehydrate them. Fresh alaria comes packed in salt, which must simply be rinsed off.
- 12 medium West Coast oysters
- 12 (1" × 5") strips from 1 frond of fresh or rehydrated dried alaria
- Tabasco sauce