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.

3
Servings
457
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
86g
66%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
712µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
18µg
20%
Calcium, Ca
474mg
47%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Fluoride, F
20µg
1%
Folate, total
245µg
61%
Iron, Fe
32mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
151mg
47%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
438mg
63%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
810mg
54%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
638g
24%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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