The Carswells had this to say in their Scottish Wayfarers’ Book, 1936:
‘To cook Dulse, wash carefully and simmer in fresh water until tender. Strain, cut up small, heat through in a pan with butter, add pepper and salt and offer it to those who really love you. They are the only people, yourself excepted, who are likely to eat it.’
I hope your friends may be more enlightened and also try it because, like most seaweeds, it is extremely nutritious. It can be eaten raw or served finely chopped with potatoes or cottage cheese.
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