Welcome to the Mermaids larder, a collection of seaweeds to inspire the adventurous home or professional cook. A must for anyone on a quest for discovery.
Ingredients: Wrack seaweed, gutweed seaweed, laver seaweed, dulse seaweed, kelp seaweed.
Allergens: Cannot guarantee crustacean and mollusc free.
Storage: This product is supplied ambient. Store in a cool dry place and best to use within a year.
What is it?
5 bottles of different seaweeds to bring adventure to your cooking.
It’s is not only a collection of dried condiments to bring flavour and depth to dishes and sprinkle magic on your meals, but a journey down the seashore! Follow the tide from low to high water with mini bottles of wrack, gutweed, laver, dulse and kelp.
Comes with suggestions for how to use each dried seaweed on the reverse of the pack. A lovely gift for an aspiring chef looking for adventure. Each bottle contains 10g+.
Dulse is sustainably harvested from UK shores and then washed several times to remove all the sand, molluscs, and any crustaceans. It is then slowly dried over 12 hours and then the last hour toasted to maximise the flavour. Dulse is then blended and sealed into the pouch to preserve the flavour.
What does it taste like?
Dulse has a fantastic savoury, umami, and salty flavour. Its vibrant purple colour also brings a hint of a meaty, bacon flavour too.
Dulse contains high levels of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium which is essential for your bone health and strength and can help lower your blood pressure and health of your thyroid gland.
Also has good levels of vitamin A which helps improve your eye sight and acts as a antioxidant. Dulse is also rich in vitamin C which helps the body increase its white blood cell count and contributes to growth and repair. Dulse is also high in fibre which helps with your digestive system.
In addition B12 is found in Dulse which is fantastic for vegetarians and vegans as B12 is usually found in meats. Vitamin B12 helps keep your blood and nerve cells healthy and helps make DNA. It also helps prevent megaloblastic anemia, a blood condition that makes people tired and weak.
How to use it?
I love cooking with Dulse, it brings that vibrant flavour to whatever you’re cooking with. To me one of my all-time favourite dishes to cook with dulse is mash potato. I don’t know what it does but its great, simply boil up a few potatoes with a tbsp of dulse and a sprinkle of sea salt and turmeric. Once the potato is cooked, drain the water away and put a big dollop of butter with it and a little more sea salt and white pepper. Mash into a smooth rich velvet creamy potato heaven. Serve by itself with a sprinkle of cheese on or with smoky beans.
Bread and dulse also belong together, they too create perfect harmony. From a cooks’ sourdough recipe to a simple kids cheese scone recipes, dulse brings a lot to this kitchen party.
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