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Is Dulse seaweed 2019’s hot ingredient?

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

We have had a great month of events, a particular favourite was learning why oysters are aphrodisiacs and how to shuck them. While thinking about the sea – shellfish and delicious seafood recipes, a recent article and ingredient caught my eye! “A species of algae known as the ‘bacon of the ocean’, is set to become one of the year’s hottest ingredients. Demand for dulse seaweed, traditionally harvested on Ireland’s west coast, has more then doubled in the past year. Diners will soon find it in everything from beer to burgers, according to a recent report from Future 100.

Dulse has a strong following in the US, where it is known as ‘bacon of the oc