Although I've used the wee beasties for decades as emergency fishing bait when I've run out of the "good stuff" (emergency as, basically, I've never managed to catch anything on limpets, although I live in hope!), I've only ever tried to eat limpets a few times (cooked on hot rock, or on barbeque etc). I personally remove the "gut sac", although I nknow several people who keep it, saying it improves the flavour. Having tried it, lets just say I'm still to be convinced! By all accounts they're a safer foraging food than mussels, because they tend not to accumulate as much from poor water as much as, mussels, for example. My problem with limpets is - gut-sac or no gut-sac - they're like chewing rubber. Decent flavour, but makes my jaw ache! Has anyone actually come up with a way of retaining the flavour but improving the consistency? Maybe sticking them in a blender to make a limpet chowder? Deep frying? Stewing? Anyone got any favourite recipes that address the texture rather than the taste - I find garlic butter helps with the latter!