Güeyu Mar Chargrilled Sea Cucumber (Espardena)

$70.00

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. They are found on the sea floor worldwide. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_cucumber)

They’re also delicious, if prepared with care, and chargrilling is perhaps the pinnacle of choices. We salute you, Chef!

4.2 oz tin (2.4 oz drained)

 

In stock

Description

Ingredients: Sea cucumber (Parastichopus regalis), extra virgin olive oil, and salt.

Reviews

  1. Chadwick Lindt (verified owner)

    Sea Cucumber!

    I didn’t even know this could be a food and I didn’t really know what to expect. They look a bit like calamari in the tin, but do not have that texture. It almost has the mouth texture of a green banana and the flavor itself is very delicate. A cracker will almost overpower the sea cucumber. I did try them with Espinaler Sauce and Balsamic drizzled on top. The Espinaler complimented them better, but definitely try it straight out of the tin.

    I would say the flavor is between a crab and a clam or maybe similar to the fish cakes that you might find in a bowl of asian noodles.

    Is it worth it? Of course. Now you can brag to your friends that you have eaten sea cucumber.

  2. fibersides (verified owner)

    I’ve had several offerings from Güeyu Mar, and I’ve had sea cucmber in a restaurant somewhere in China. I was just not prepared for this tin. It was absolutely delicious. There were about a dozen or so of the sea cucumbers in the tin. They were a pearl color, similar to squid, but the texture and flavor was soft and sweet, like crabmeat. Frothing up the oil in the tin made a great sauce for them. I ate them straight from the tin, but I’m thinking they’d be good with eggs or a little rice. I wouldn’t add too much to these, the flavor is wonderful all by itself. If you are lucky enough to have a few extra bucks to spend on a tin, this is the one to get for sure.

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