Laver is an edible seaweed and when picked laver is purple in colour but turns green when cooked. In Japan laver is dried into sheets and is known as nori. In Wales laver is boiled to make a green puree which is known as laverbread. Mixed with oatmeal and fried in bacon fat the laverbread makes laver cakes. Laverbread combined with sharp orange juice creates a tasty sauce which is served with fish and Welsh lamb or mutton.
This dish is a culinary mixture of Italian and Welsh ingredients brought together to create a tasty and satisfying dish.