Sunday, August 28, 2011

bonus sunday post: laverbread

ever since visiting cardiff last year, i have been all about wales. any welsh rare bits (*ba doom ching!*) that have been sent my way have been greatly appreciated. so when sheddly-ed kindly posted me some laverbread a few months back, i danced around my kitchen for about five mintues.

and then i thought, hold up....

and so it languished on my shelf, getting cozy with the condensed milk and chatting up the instant coffee (that is used in only the direst of dire situations (or for baking. whichever comes first)).

until yesterday! when in a show of bravery (read: so hungry, craving something harvested from a rock?) i decided to crack open the tin.

then i tried to seal it back up again because i've been really sick lately and, man, hello nausea.

still! fi cariad wales!! so i took a deep breath, found a recipe for laverbread to dress and got to toasting.  leff squeezed some lemon

and buttered the toast. like, *really* butttered the toast. the strategy being the same as that used to make marmite tolerable.

how was it? not bad, actually! it tasted like slightly seaweedy butter. depending upon my stomach issues, i may be able to finish the can within the (recommended) next two days.

so the takeaway from this is, i suppose, always trust your rock harvesting cravings.

edit: here's a bit more about laverbread, should you be interested.


santos. said...

i could never figure out how laverbread was prepared. it's just a pile of seaweed, yes?

r4kk4 said...

i think that's it. like, i'm not sure how much processing goes into it. but it seemed like it was mainly just seaweed.

i'll check the box.

mybrandnewlife said...

the site you linked to that describes it as a 'delicacy' might be stretching the definition a bit far I reckon. :oP

Might go good in a saag aloo in place of the spinach though... maybe.


r4kk4 said...

erm, maybe on the saag aloo. it seems like it would work better with fish and seafood dishes. i'm not sure what type of vegan meal it would go with?

mybrandnewlife said...

don't look at me, I wouldn't eat that stuff!


r4kk4 said...

ha! it's really not that bad though! it tastes similar to nori.

wastedpapiers said...

A friend of Hazel's who lives in Cardiff served us up a big mess of it once. Yuck! A bit like eating pond slime! ( I imagine!) and certainly won't be repeating the experience!

r4kk4 said...

oh no! ha! did you eat a huge bite of it? i can't imagine eating a huge bite of it.

Lisa B. said...

Looks like something I would probably like. Is it salty? Bonus if it's salty

r4kk4 said...

Sorry, not salty. But that can be fixed by using salted butter!