> Cornish Limpets
How to make Cornish limpets:
Limpets which are almost never eaten these days, were eaten quite readily in
coastal areas at a time when all protein resources had to be exploited.
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- Wash sand from the limpets.
- Boil in water until they slip easily from their shells.
- Serve cold with vinegar, salt and pepper.
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you should really make sure that the area is safe as far as sewage is concerned and also if you are actually allowed to take shellfish. Some councils fine people for removing anything from the beach.
I'm trying to learn about harvesting local seafood (especailly shellfish) in my area (Manningtree, Essex). I've seen people on TV pulling up clams, razorfish, and the like, but is there anything I need to know before I attempt this myself? Is there any time of year when they become unsafe to eat?
They only cling to the rock when they are touched or they sense something trying to move them. Until then they are at rest. You can kick them off easily if you don't disturb them first.
Prise them off the rock with a thin bladed knife.
I have tried harvesting limpits to no avail.
Is there a special technique that i should be using?