This month we are sending out Sea Truffle. Probably the best tasting seaweed and arguably even the most delicious coastal plant, Sea Truffle is an absolute delight for those looking to liven up simple egg dishes, make their own sushi or experience a new flavour that is a surprise to find in the sea!
Expected delivery date: 17th May 2022
That's right: Sea. Truffle.
This might seem like two words that don't really compute but, believe us, it's a match made in heaven. Just a small nibble on a dainty frond will blow you away with rich, umami garlic flavours, which combines with a natural saltiness to produce a truly unique flavour that you can only get from foraging!
Sea Truffle doesn't last long and will start to deteriorate quite rapidly out of the sea. This means you need to either wolf it down the moment it arrives or get it in the fridge to enjoy alongside that evening meal. Cooking it tends to diminish the flavour so this is definitely best enjoyed raw. Lay it atop a poached egg or perhaps alongside some rich ravioli - whatever you choose to do with it, keep it simple.
As with all seaweeds, picking should always be done with scissors, not by tearing. This leaves the main body of the plant attached to the rock and therefore a fighting chance for regrowth. Here at Forage Box, everything we pick is done so using techniques such as this.