WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is designed for those of you who want a specific knowledge of our edible seaweeds and how to incorporate them into your diet in a delicious way. Seaweeds are commonly bought from speciality shops, usually from Asia, dried and packed in plastic. We have an untapped resource on our door step and this course aims to show you how to transform the somewhat slimey stuff on the beach into the delicacy you may have tried in a Japanese restaurant.
The day starts with a foraging trip to one of West Cornwall’s beaches to forage for up to 10 different seaweed species. After the foraging trip we will return to Fat Hen for an afternoon of seaweed cookery and eating. The course includes a 3 course seaweed based lunch with a glass of wine.
EXAMPLES OF DISHES YOU MAY LEARN TO COOK ON SEAWEED FORAGING & COOKERY DAY:
- Crispy laver seaweed
- Roasted seaweed as a condiment with Cornish sea salt
- Laver seaweed cakes with a mussel & wild garlic or fennel sauce
- Japanese dashi broth with seaweeds
- Chinese mixed seaweed salad
- Pickled seaweed with soba noodles and a white miso dressing
- Crab mousse set with carragheen seaweed
- Seaweed oatcakes
- Seaweed foccacia
- Carragheen seaweed pannacotta
- Icecream with carragheen
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?
Tea/coffee & refreshments, a foraging trip and cookery tuition, a glass of wine with lunch, 3 course lunch, fresh seaweeds to take home & an e-mail recipe pack.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
A bottle of water, waterproof clothing, walking shoes/boots or wellies, pen & notebook, camera, bag or basket to take home foraged seaweed.
IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS?
Yes, many of the seaweed dishes are vegetarian, however we may use shellfish & fish too. There are always vegetarian options and we also cater for food intolerances like gluten and dairy free diets. Please let us know in advance.