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Seaweed bangers

Postby Robert H » Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:10 pm

Saw this in last night's Manchester Evening News, sounds interesting so I typed it out:

'Seaweed bangers a mash hit

A new range of sausages has special seaweed as its extra ingredient.

The Irish made pork banger includes a red algae called carrageen moss instead of the rusk, sugar and e-numbers used in most varieties. The sausages, on sale this weekend are reckoned by their makers to be a healthier, tastier hit.

Carrageen moss is a traditional remedy for colds and flu, has vitamin A and B12 and iodine and can be used instead of rusk. It also replaces additives used to give colour and flavour.'

Anyone ever tried using seaweed in their bangers?
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Postby TJ Buffalo » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:18 am

I've seen a recipe for seaweed-based sausages, but haven't had the courage to try them.
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Postby welsh wizard » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:44 am

Some years ago I saw Lava Bread (a form of seaweed) sausages for sale in Swansea Market, but did not try them. Sound quite revolting, and thats coming from a Welshman!

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Postby johnc » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:25 am

Not really as odd as would seem, the derivative of this seaweed, carrageenan, is very widely used as a food additive (E407) for stabilizing,thickening. It is also used as flavour enhancer (substitute for MSG, which is also a derivative of a seaweed). Most commonly used in milk products (particularly low fat or fat free) such as ice cream, coffee creamers, evaporated milk etc

According to wikipedia (see link below), its use is listed for pates and processed meats is to substitute fat to increase water retention and volume.There are however some health concerns regarding use of the concentrated form, it is restricted to 5% in Europe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrageenan
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Re: Seaweed bangers

Postby GUS » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:39 pm

Hmm, I was really hoping for something on seaweed as an ingredient, having just read about seaweed burgers in Holland, ...got my pulse racing.
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Re: Seaweed bangers

Postby wheels » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:15 am

They sell dulse in some pubs in Ireland. It's mentioned here:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4765e/y4765e0b.htm

Sold here:

http://www.seaveg.co.uk/dulse.html

Said to be a veggie alternative :evil: to bacon here:

http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/irish- ... foods.html

I reckon it's worth a play: if only to name the sausage " Dulse et decorum est"; I'll get my coat!

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Re: Seaweed bangers

Postby GUS » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:10 pm

This is what got my motor running...

http://dutchweedburger.com/?lang=en

from the guardian.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/05/seaweed-burgers-snack-meat-consumption-resources

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Re: Seaweed bangers

Postby wheels » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:46 pm

That's interesting. I'd like to try one to see whether it actually tastes like I think it would.

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Re: Seaweed bangers

Postby wheels » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:40 pm

Well what d'ya know, some geezer's already doin' it!

http://sausagefans.co.uk/south-tyneside ... d-sausage/

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