Thursday, December 12, 2013

the krill mobile



It appears to be mantis shrimp season, though I know little about these creatures other than that some of them pack a mean punch— seriously, these crustaceans actually smash their prey with their praying mantis-like limbs at a speed of around 50 mph. We came upon a heap of the non-punching variety at a market and thought about making a meal out of them to accompany the bundle of salicornia in the fridge.

I ignored Pedro's warnings about the sharpness of the shrimps' spines, and foolishly placed the bag on the back seat of the car. This is why our car now smells like turtle food, and has been renamed The Krill Mobile. Fortunately the freezing temperatures have helped with the stench, which refuses to come out.



Everything goes with garlic. I bought this beautiful bundle from the school lunch lady, who is now my official garlic dealer.

5 comments:

AD said...

What is that green stuff on picture 3? Uh I love food....

szaza said...

That green stuff is salicornia, also known as sea beans or marsh samphire. It grows near beaches and marshes, and is a very tasty, salty green. It's lovely steamed and drizzled with olive oil!

AD said...

Thank you so much! A trip to wiki showed me that we also have this in Denmark. "Salturt" in Danish, translated to "saltherb". I will go and look for them in the summer. Thank you very much. Tak!

szaza said...

You are welcome! It's delicious, but you must make sure never to add salt to them because they are already salty. You might have to soak them a bit to get some salt out before you steam them.

Fern Moore said...

sea beans!