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.
For more: https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/10/20/eat-it-to-beat-it-sargassum-seaweed-baked-boiled-and-fried/