Selected Alaska Wild Caught Sun Dried Red Sea Cucumber
- 100% Alaska wild caught dried sea cucumber
- Hand-selected for best quality
- Large Size: Approx. 18-22 pieces per pound
How to Rehydrate Dried Sea Cucumber
Rehydrated Alaska Sea Cucumber
Product of Alaska, USA
Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. There are a number of holothurian species and genera, many of which are targeted for human consumption. The harvested product is variously referred to as trepang, bêche-de-mer or balate.
To prepare the sea cucumber after it is collected, the internal organs are removed, and dirt and sand are washed out of the cavity. It is then boiled in salty water and dried in the air to preserve it. When readied for use in making food, the hard, dried sea cucumber is softened. The process is quite lengthy, which is why this food tends to appear at special dinners and banquets more so than in day-to-day cuisine. To soften the dried sea cucumbers, the instructions are: place the sea cucumbers in a pot and add cold water to cover; soak for at least 12 hours; then cook over low heat for 1 to 2 hours; add more water, as necessary, to make sure that the water always covers the cucumbers; remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, then drain.
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Selected Alaska Wild Caught Dried Sea Cucumber Large Size (1 lb)
I give it 4 stars because the product do carry a bit of sand & dirt inside the sea cucumber and need sto be soaked and cleaned thoroughly. The size of the sea cucumber varies and some are only 4 inch after thoroughly soaked. It is not all all large size. It is delicious and probably consider good value for the cost.
The quality is very good, price also good. I will order again.