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Old 07-07-2013, 21:05   #1
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Seaweed

I was wondering how many people use seaweed as a food source while they're out on the hook.
I am only familiar with the brown variety found on the California coast.
Are there edible varieties found on the Eastern US coast?
What about the Caribbean?
Does anybody know of any good resources for identifying edible varieties by range?
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Old 07-07-2013, 21:17   #2
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Re: Seaweed

Only place we remember eating sea weed and really likeing it, was on Guam. They made a couple of different types of it one with just local grown peppers, and one with peppers and ground pork It was just about the best green veggie dishs Ive ever eaten! Don't know what the name of it was, but I would eat it anytime I could !! It was YUMMY
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Old 08-07-2013, 00:03   #3
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Re: Seaweed

Just about all seaweeds are edible. A couple are irritating but none is actually toxic.
There's lots of information on the net.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:29   #4
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Re: Seaweed

Laverbread rolled in oatmeal and fried with bacon for a traditional Welsh breakfast.

Looks decidedly strange, but very tasty; though not in the same league as samphire.
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Re: Seaweed

soak in fresh water or leave in the rain to get salt out. Can munch or put in rice.

Also good for feeding plants
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Re: Seaweed

So, you just scoop it up when you see it, and soak it or dry it (only way I've seen it in stores is dried)?
Do you have to be concerned with water pollution or anything else that might make it unsafe?
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:42   #7
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Re: Seaweed

In Maine and New Brunswick, dulse is big business. Cruisers can find it easily. Good stuff.

Palmaria palmata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sea lettuce is easy to spot and good to eat, too.
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Re: Seaweed

Samphir or sea asparagus is a common seashore plant though its not really a seaweed. Its a succulent that grows at the top of the shoreline in many places and the young tender green tips are picked and either sauteed, lightly steamed or eaten raw. The scientific name for it is Salicornia.
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Re: Seaweed

I love salicornia -- also sometimes called saltwort or glasswort around the NE U.S., I think. Fun to just pick a few stalks and chew as you traipse along a shoreline. Or sprinkle it on a salad.

It's also usually found near where one might find clams . . . and once I start thinking about clams and clamming I just get happy for the day.
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