Coastal Foraging Day Course

plates full of lobstersThe enthusiasm for gathering your own food from the wild seems to be showing no signs of waning if anything it’s growing.  Here at Real Staithes we have used food from the ‘wild’ in our lunches from day one, we’ve shown you how to catch lobsters and crabs without breaking the law, we’ve made seaweed crisps* from sugar kelp, we’ve used dried seaweeds as condiments as a heather alternative to salt, we’ve used edible seaweeds in some of our salads and carrageen to thicken our soups but we’ve never really made a ‘big’ thing of it.   However, that’s all about to change…  we will be running  ‘Coastal Foraging Day Courses’.  This day will follow our tried and tested format, you’ll meet on Staithes seafront for a 10am departure (tides permitting) spend about three hours on the foreshore with Sean this time concentrating on all the edible delights of the foreshore.  Collecting a sample of different edible seaweeds along the way.  Tricia will have a three course lunch waiting for you at our fisherman’s hut in a deserted harbour.  You will then be able to relax and enjoy a seafood lunch while Tricia shows you how to incorporate you ‘finds’ into delicious sweet and savory dishes.  You will learn how to take this great untapped resource that is to be found on our coasts the rather ‘slimy’ seaweed and transform it into delicacies, you will learn how to catch and cook lobster and crab as well as taste potted mackerel or a crab mousse.  So if you would like to learn how to collect and process edible seaweeds and how to incorporate the into your diet then do join us for the day.  Not only will you be able to take home a selection of fresh seaweed but we’ll provided recipes too…

Cost is £75.00 per person including a 3 course seafood lunch.

Please contact us for further information or to book.

Call Sean on 01947-840278.

 * Ellie Harrison joined Sean on the foreshore in Sept 2013 and while talking about Kelp and how it was used to predict the weather she sampled some of our seaweed crisps…  read more about it here.