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Goose Barnacles With Lemon

Goose barnacles have been a delicacy in Spain and Portugal for a long time; see what you've been missing with this simple recipe
Goose Barnacles With Lemon

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Although barnacles are mainly known as a nuisance to sailors, they can also be a delicacy for diners. Goose barnacles (or “percebes”), once thought to be part of the mollusk family, are actually crustaceans, and have a sweet, succulent, and lobster-like consistency and flavor. This simple recipe will highlight the natural flavor without covering it up.

This recipes comes courtesy of Saveur.

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups water
  • 1 Cup kosher salt
  • 1 Pound goose barnacles, separated and rinsed
  • 1 Lemon

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a 4-quart saucepan.

Stir in kosher salt until dissolved, about 1 minute.

Add gooseneck barnacles; cook until tender, 2–3 minutes.

Drain barnacles; serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts
Servings3
Calories Per Serving566
Total Fat51g78%
Sugar0.5gN/A
Saturated15g74%
Cholesterol121mg40%
Protein24g48%
Carbs2g1%
Vitamin A26µg3%
Vitamin B120.5µg8.6%
Vitamin B60.6mg30.3%
Vitamin C17mg28%
Calcium43mg4%
Fiber0.5g2.2%
Folate (food)8µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)8µg2%
Iron4mg22%
Magnesium35mg9%
Monounsaturated27gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg27%
Phosphorus357mg51%
Polyunsaturated6gN/A
Potassium493mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg22%
Sodium1866mg78%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.1%
Zinc3mg18%
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