Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Do we really eat seaweed?

I really wasn't joking in my last post, we do eat seaweed here in the Bay of Fundy...and not just because it's good for us. We actually like the taste! well, not everyone likes it, of course, but those who like it sure like it a lot. Sun-dried dulse is eaten as is or is ground into flakes or a powder (then dispensed from a shaker - see photo). I use dulse flakes wherever others might use salt. It's especially nice on poached or scrambled eggs, and also on baked potatoes. It can also be pan fried quickly (garlic butter optional) into tasty chips or baked in the oven covered with cheese then add salsa. When I was a kid we'd toss some on the back of the woodstove in the kitchen to crisp it up - try the microwave for a few seconds now. It can also be used in soups, chowders, sandwiches and salads, or added to bread/pizza dough.

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