Hello friends and welcome to a new video with me, Yunitex
Today I'm foraging by the sea here in Kerry
When I'm at home I love going foraging in the countryside
and by the coast because there's a lot of wild food to be found that's completely free!
So come with me
First off we have sea spinach/sea beet
It's a perennial and fleshy green-leaved plant
that loves to be by the coast
Use this plant in replacement of spinach
The smallest leaves are the tastiest.
Rock Samphire is also a perennial plant
I'm not too keen on Rock Samphire on its own
and I feel like it's much tastier pickled
Put it in a jar with vinegar
and the following ingredients
and put it in the cupboard for at least 4 months
This stuff (laver) is like nori that you find on sushi
And it sits on the rocks like this
So it has a lot of water around it and is I suppose quite slimey
And like a lot of the seaweed that you find on the beach
it's edible and it's really tasty too
So let's go for it
Serrated Wrack: This is the seaweed you use in seaweed baths
Attached to rocks
Limpets are hard to remove
Therefore be careful and use a knife to dislodge them
Grill the limpets with a little lemon, garlic and butter
Sea Lettuce: Classically eaten in salads
The snails of the sea!
You normally find periwinkles in rock pools
Boil them in water and a bit of salt for seven minutes
and use a needle to dislodge them from their shells
I'm trying to go over here because I'm able to see some dillisk!
Ok brilliant we have beautiful dillisk here
with a beautiful colour on her
all the red
With seaweeds like dillisk you normally put them under the sun
and it will dry out and you can eat it.
You can eat it now but when it's dried out it has a great salty taste and I love it!
You can put it in breads, in your meals, on pasta or on your potatoes
I love dillisk!
And on THIS beach
there's so so so much to find!
It's really important while you're foraging
on the beach, not to take anything unless you're going to use it
because it belongs to the sea
and it's important to leave some for other people
I promote sustainable foraging
because seaweed is one the world's most natural resources
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See you in the future!
Goodbye for now