Naturalist John Wright explains what to search for if you come across seaweed on Britain’s seashores this summer time. To use Irish Moss to thicken any liquids, use it as described above, but merely use much less Irish Moss or enable to boil for a shorter interval. The range I have used is called Karengo, which is a scrumptious, yet delicate tasting seaweed related to nori, native to New Zealand. Watch out though, as a result of an excessive amount of seaweed can provide more potassium than some people can handle. The dried seaweed is traditionally soaked to soften it, then boiled in milk, strained and sugar is added, perhaps along with other flavours corresponding to vanilla or whisky. Some seaweed are high in vitamin Ok, which may intrude with blood thinning medicines corresponding to warfarin.
This attractive pink seaweed, Chondrus crispus, referred to as carrageen here in the Hebrides (also known as Irish Moss, pearl or jelly moss) grows on rocky coasts around the UK and Ireland and across the northern Atlantic. If you want to ring the seaweed flavour modifications and like the colour red, use finely ground dulse which, if you cannot pick your individual, is accessible from Mara Seaweed or Atlantic Kitchen. Irish Moss is a standard remedy in opposition to a chesty cough, and treatment hangovers (ask the Irish). To make Irish Moss puree, soak ½ cup dry Irish Moss seaweed in enough cool water to cowl.
Irish moss is the source for carrageenan gum, … Read More