Iodine is a trace mineral that plays an essential role in optimal thyroid function. We should be conscious of iodine when following a Paleo diet. Many people may not be getting enough iodine when processed foods are eliminated and table salt is replaced by sea salt. Nori (dried seaweed pressed into thin sheets) is a great source of iodine. These rolls are a tasty way to include it in your diet. They are perfect as an appetizer, or in a larger portion for a light lunch.
4 sheets of nori
8 pieces (4 oz/113 g) of smoked wild salmon
1 English cucumber, julienned
2 carrots, peeled and julienned
4 tbsp/55 g of Homemade Wasabi Mayonnaise
Place one sheet of nori on a flat surface. Place 2 pieces of salmon, some cucumber and carrot, and 1 tablespoon/14 g of wasabi mayo, about 2 inches/5 cm from the bottom edge.
Starting with the bottom edge, roll the nori around the fillings, pressing gently while you roll. The edges of the nori will stick together if slightly moistened; run warm water over your finger, then run your finger along the inside edge of the top flap. Press the moistened edge to the roll to seal. Repeat with the remaining rolls. Cut each roll into 6 pieces.