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Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 08 12:35 pm    Post subject: Winkles  Reply with quote    

A man can only eat so many winkles. The rocks along the coast where we live abound with shell fish, the most common species being the ubiquitous winkle.
I took this picture last week.





I love winkles but you can have too much of a good thing. Is there any other way of eating them other than boiling them and 'winkling ' them out with a pin?

There are also loads of mussels, limpets and dog whelks as well.



cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 08 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Other than winkling them out with a pin, I'm afraid there isn't any way I know of to get the little snotlings out Lovely things to eat, its kind of therapeutic sitting and doing it.

Limpets are under-rated. Did you gather many?

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 08 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've been a bit overfaced with them and i didn't pick any on this trip

bologna1767



Joined: 05 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 08 10:27 pm    Post subject: limpets... opihi Reply with quote    

My husband is from Hawaii, where the limpet is called an opihi. Theyre considered a delicacy, and are frequently eaten raw.

You can also:
-- mix them (raw) with hot chili pepper flakes (just a little) and sea salt.
-- make them into a side dish, mixing them with chopped tomatoes and onions. The tomato/onion preparation is usually done with salmon and is called lomi lomi slamon, but works for opihi as well.
-- mixed with some soysauce, seaweed, and once again, hot pepper, as a seaweed salad

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 08 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you slice them or just take the icky bits off and chuck them in whole?

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 08 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Long ago, I had a 'colourful' (and French) French teacher.
He would chip Limpets off the rocks with the swordstick he carried (like I said, colourful) and immediately eat the things raw and (apart from the shell) entire.

bologna1767



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 08 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Do you slice them or just take the icky bits off and chuck them in whole?


just chuck them in whole......

as for icky bits.... ive seen him just pick the limpets from the rocks & eat them out of the shell whole; so if there were any icky bits, they got consumed too....

cjmarritt



Joined: 07 May 2014
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 11:34 am    Post subject: where abouts did you take that photo Reply with quote    


cjmarritt



Joined: 07 May 2014
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 11:35 am    Post subject: winkles where did you take picture Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
I've been a bit overfaced with them and i didn't pick any on this trip
where did you take picture

evie2



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could always pick them and sell them to the French and Spanish.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

these

are the tastiest thing on the beach

Kariana



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 14 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not to put a dampner on things by there are places in Britain where you need to be careful about eating shellfish raw straight from the shore. You probably know that already but thought it was worth saying for anyone reading who is new to seafood foraging.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 14 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kariana wrote:
Not to put a dampner on things by there are places in Britain where you need to be careful about eating shellfish raw straight from the shore.

If in doubt, test them on the cat first.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 14 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as well as the obvious ways to know to avoid problems by area(outfalls,urban/agricultural/industrial rivers etc etc ) one can stick to grazers rather than filter feeders and predators if in dought as to the cleanness of the water.

even so be extremely cautious about where to gather for raw eating,a boil will reduce most live bugs to dead bugs so if in any dought boil.

ps bbq in shell actually boils most critters in their own liquid and counts as a boil if steam is emitted when cooking.

pps in some places even a boil wont help if there are enough exotoxins from a huge bug load.

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