Goose barnacles, also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone.
also known as stalked barnacles which live attached to rock surfaces, ships, ropes and flotsam in the ocean.
In Spain and Portugal gooseneck barnacles are harvested as a delicacy with the peduncle being the part that’s eaten. Steaming, peeling off the outer skin, and dipping in butter is the preferred method of consumption but let’s be honest — you can pretty much dip anything in melted butter and it’s good.
Gooseneck barnacle is an expensive, rare sea food, they are harvested from dangerous rocky shorelines by intrepid collectors. Sold At this affordable price.
So clients will be grateful to get between 10 and 30 per pack. A large one is about 7cms long.
To prepare this just place into boiling water for two minutes, peel and suck.
According to CNN, this seafood is among the most expensive in the world and can go for as much as $125 a pound. Toronto Life reports that in Europe, a kilogram of gooseneck barnacles could yield $500. Their price is related to a limited supply and the risk a fisherman must face to obtain this delicacy.
It tastes like crab to me, like scallops to others. its, or percebes, are similar in texture to octopus or the neck of the soft-shell clam.
UO study moves seafood industry closer to farming it. A study led by a University of Oregon marine biologist has moved the seafood industry one step closer to farming gooseneck barnacles, which are a pricey delicacy in Spain and are found on the West Coast.
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