Cayman Compass: Eat it to beat it: Sargassum seaweed, baked, boiled and fried

20 October 2019

Mats of sargassum seaweed are a treasure trove of surprises. A natural habitat for small marine life, sargassum offers food and shelter to shrimp, molluscs, crustaceans and juvenile turtles. The floating mesh entraps mostly anything along its path: lionfish eggs, trash, plastics, fuel patches.

So those brave enough to eat sargassum will want to give the seaweed a very thorough wash before digging in.

That’s the first tip from Cayman’s pioneering Chef Thomas Tennant, owner of Tomfoodery Kitchen.

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