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Monday, January 24, 2011

I Am Not A Sea Lion!

I am all about trying new things lately, which is why when I passed a display of "Dulse" at the grocery store, proclaiming it as "The Sea Vegetable Snack" I was intrigued. I've always enjoyed sea weed in salads, stir fries and sushi, so why not? A whole bag of organic dulse (40g) is only 100 cals and has 8g of fibre and 8g of protein. It is also a good source of iron and vitamin B12. I snatched up 2 bags and brought them home.

Well my friends, I have to admit this is an experiment that did not go well. I opened the bag this morning and was instantly hit with the smell of rotting fish. I reluctantly pulled out a small piece and put it in my mouth. It tasted like rotting fish...chewy rotting fish. Like something the trainers at Sea World keep in their pockets for the animals. Ick! I ran to the kitchen and quickly grabbed a handful of Babybell cheeses to chomp on and get rid of the nasty taste in my mouth.

I am open to trying to cook with it, however, Adam is very averse to strong fishy tastes - he didn't even like the wild cod I made last week - so I am not sure I can come up with any recipes using dulse that he will find palatable. No chance the girls will go near it, that's for sure!