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Limpets - how to cook them?

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Andy BB, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Huon

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    Thanks but I was asking about the NZ green lipped mussels that you said were nutrionally poor not limpets.
     
  2. John Fenna

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    Sorry - a bit of confusion here - I was still referring to "other Shellfish" in your reply ... the original Limpets...
     
  3. Huon

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    I see. I'd be interested in trying limpets but probably wouldn't eat them in preference to mussels.

    My 'other shellfish' are pipis, toheroas, pauas and the like. All Maori staples and all very useful and tasty food. I don't know any kiwis who have eaten limpets but that doesn't mean we don't.

    Here in Spain I believe limpets are considered delicacies.

    To be honest I don't think I need to assess the nutritional value of everything I eat either at home or while camping. Lots of stuff we eat is to enhance a meal and is not necessarily the major component. I see no reason why limpets can't be used that way.
     
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  4. Andy BB

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    Whilst foraging on a deserted beach in the Isles of Scilly an ex-colonial spied us, wandered over to where we were and asked what we were doing. On hearing, he was curious why we were avoiding the limpets. 'Too chewy' said I. 'Then you're cooking them wrong' he opined. 'You wanna put them in a frying pan and flash fry them in a little oil, after a minute or two they will pop up, just like popcorn, this is the way the native Americans used to cook them and they're not chewy'.

    I've never got around to trying this and pass on this tip untested. I am curious to know if it works.
     
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    Native Americans had frying pans? :)

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  8. Andy BB

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    ...they liberated them from scalped palefaces................
     
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    Nowhere to plug in the George Forman grill you see :rolleyes:
     
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    ......:lmao:
     
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    Enjoyed the two jokes preceding this, but surely a large flat stone, heated in a fire, a little animal fat and you have the lithic equivalent of a griddle plate like on a posh oven?
     

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