Sunday, 12 January 2014

Hebridean Honeysuckle Crisped Sugar Kelp


Hebridean Honeysuckle Crisped Sugar Kelp


I am indebted to Iain McKellar from Just Seaweed for this wacky recipe idea. He happened to mention that a Chinese client purchased sugar kelp, coated it in honey and made crisps.Recipe creation is rarely 100% original and immediate seasonality may thwart the exact reproduction of this moreish nibble, until sunnier times. Fortunately, I had a bottle of 2013 Honeysuckle syrup in my store cupboard, which enabled me to make honeysuckle kelp chips on the dreariest, wind swept Outer Hebridean day.The Scots word dreich sums my day up beautifully but the consumption of the kelp crisps definitely sweetened it.