A variety of seaweeds are commonly used in Scottish cooking and the Scots use them for different reasons, from salad to cooking, but some are especially useful for the seaweed family.
Here are some of our favourites.
Scottish seaweed is rich in nutrients and is rich, nutritious and low in fat.
The main seaweed that you need to start with is celtics sea salt.
It’s a rich source of nutrients and it’s also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
The Scottish Sea Salt website says, “Celtics Sea Salt is rich source for vitamins, minerals and vitamins C, D and K. It is also rich in iron, manganese and copper.”
You can buy celtises sea salt from a number of supermarkets.
Some are good value and some are not.
You can also use your own sea salt to make your own.
The best way to cook with celtices sea salt is in the oven.
Make sure you cook it all at the same time and add the sea salt slowly.
Add it to the pot and bring it to a boil.
This will give the salt a nice caramel colour and the fish will start to caramelise.
You should be able to see some browned bits of sea salt on the bottom of the pot.
Add some water and simmer the salt for about 10 minutes, or until the celtican’s pink color starts to fade.
The celtico is done when the fish has absorbed all the water and is slightly cooked through.
Once you’ve cooked it, strain it through a sieve into a bowl.
You will want to add it to some sauces as it will add a nice flavour.
The sea salt should be stored in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight.
You could store it in the fridge for up to a month, but be careful.
This seaweed can last for up on the shelf.
Other seaweeds that can be used for cooking include sea beans and sunflower seed.
You’ll need to use your favourite cooking spray and a blender to make the sea beans.
You may also want to use a little more sea salt if you have more than a handful.
If you’ve not used celtically sea salt before, the first time you use it, you may want to try adding a little extra sea salt and water to the cooking spray before adding the water.
We love our celtical, which is sold in the same packet as sea salt, but it is also available in a variety of other flavours.