Ireland Fish Food Ideas
Traditional Irish Carageen (Seaweed) Recipe
This is a very traditional Irish Seaweed recipe. Surprisingly, when dried carageen is used the dish doesn't actually taste particularly "fishy".
1&1/2 oz dried carageen (the likelihood of you getting fresh is not high)
1 pint cold water
I dessertspoon thick honey
Lemon juice and grated rind (1 lemon)
1/4 pint fresh double cream
1 egg white
Whipped cream/ lemon slices to decorate
rehydrate the carageen by placing it in a bowl, pour hot water over it and leave for approx. 20 minutes. Then drain thoroughly. Place the carageen in a saucepan with the lemon juice, rind and the honey. Pour in the cold water and bring to the boil. Ensure that the ingredients are well mixed and all the honey is dissolved.Simmer for approx. 1/2 hour (30 minutes)
Strain the liquid into a basin and allow to cool completely. Whisk the cream until it is thick and fold into the mixture. Then whisk the egg whites until its stands and again fold into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a setting tray (mould) and chill until set. Turn it out onto a serving dish and decorate with whipped cream and/or the lemon slices.
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