15 January 2024

Everything That You Need To Know About Our Sea Vegetables

Sea Vegetables

Sea vegetables are a unique yet exciting way to add some flair to your dishes. They can be incorporated into a variety of culinary creations for added flavour and make for a great garnish too.


Our range of sea veggies includes oyster leaf, salicornia, salty fingers, sea fennel & sea lettuce. All of these products have a very distinctive taste/texture and can truly elevate your dishes. Read on to find out more about each individual vegetable.

Salty Fingers Sea Vegetables Scottish Cod Loin With Salty Fingers from @jordanmakesfood

Salty Fingers 

Salty fingers sea veg resemble slender green stalks and thrive in coastal environments. These succulent greens are the perfect addition to seafood dishes as they have a distinctive crunch and flavour that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the sea. Whether sautéed lightly with garlic oil to enhance their natural taste or added to salads for a burst of oceanic freshness, salty fingers offer a unique and pleasant addition to a variety of dishes.

Here are some ideas for incorporating salty fingers into your culinary creations:

Pasta & Risotto: Stir in chopped salty fingers to pasta dishes or risotto during the final stages of cooking to infuse the dish with the taste of the sea.

Sautéed Vegetables: Sauté salty fingers with others vegetables like cherry tomatoes, asparagus, or bell peppers. The combination creates a medley of flavours and textures.

Stir-Fry: Include salty fingers in stir-fries for a unique twist. They add a crisp and salty element that compliments various stir-fry ingredients.

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Sea Lettuce

Sea Lettuce

A vibrant and emerald-hued sea vegetable which offers a delicate touch to any dish. With its translucent, sheet-like structure and subtly sweet, grassy flavour, sea lettuce is a versatile addition to a variety of foods. Its mild taste also makes an excellent companion to seafood, rice dishes, or as a garnish for sushi. If you’re looking for ways to include this sea vegetable into your meals, then read on!

Rice & Grain Bowls: Sprinkle chopped or torn sea lettuce over rice or grain bowls to introduce a subtle sea flavour and elevate the dishes’ visual appearance.

Omelettes and Scrambles: Sprinkle chopped sea lettuce into omelettes and scrambled eggs for a unique twist on your breakfast.

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Sea Fennel Sea Fennel

Sea Fennel

Sea Fennel has a distinctive appearance with bright green leaves that are finely divided, resembling small fronds. This sea veggie has a crunchy, salty, vegetal taste with flavours reminiscent of parsley, carrots & asparagus.

Sea Fennel is used in various culinary applications, especially in mediterranean and coastal cuisines. It can be added into salads, pasta dishes, and seafood preparations, providing a unique and refreshing flavour profile.

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Salicornia Sea Vegetable Fresh Salicornia


Bright green Salicornia are mostly found growing in dense bunches along the coastal waters and sometimes inland along the banks of salt marshes. Salicornia is crisp and crunchy with an overpowering salty taste. If cooked, its flavour turns much milder.

Salicornia is often used in salads, pickles or as a garnish. It can be blanched, sautéed or used raw to maintain its crisp texture. Use this sea vegetable with other flavoursome fresh herbs, such as parsley, dill or chives. These herbs can complement the savoury and herbal notes of Salicornia. Use them in combination for a well rounded flavour profile.

Its succulent stems make it an excellent addition to sea food dishes, such as grilled fish, shrimp scampi, or sea food pasta, where its briny notes complement the flavours of the ocean. For those seeking a creative twist, incorporate blanched Salicornia into rice or quinoa bowls, adding a textual contrast to the grains. Additionally, its robust flavour makes it a great candidate for pesto’s and salsas, whether served atop grilled meats or as a zesty topping for tacos. From pickles and pasta dishes to stir fries and avacado toasts, Salicornias’ versatility shines, offering a distinctive touch to an array of culinary creations.

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Oyster Leaf as a Garnish thelast_norwich Braised Ox Cheek, BBQ Oyster, Fermented Turnip, Shallot, Oyster Leaf

Oyster Leaf

Oyster Leaf is a captivating sea vegetable celebrated for its unique culinary characteristics. This sea veg has fleshy leaves that are extremely rich in flavour. The taste is very similar to oysters, anchovies, mushrooms & borage, with a touch of freshness. As a versatile ingredient, it can be employed in various culinary creations, adding a touch of seaside elegance to salads, seafood dishes, and even cocktails.

Oyster edible leaves are known to work well in creamy sauces as it balances the richness with its unique oceanic flavour; it would work well with seafood pasta. If you’re looking for something lighter, oyster leaf and cucumber are known to complement each other. The crisp and mild flavour of cucumber suit the briny taste of oyster leaf, especially in salads or appetizers…this would go down a storm at any dinner party!

Finally, if you’re an avocado & sushi lover, then why not put your own twist on sushi rolls. The texture of avocado fits nicely with the tender leaves of oyster leaf. Shop below to give it a try.

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Sea vegetables sea vegetable selection wheel

Sea Vegetable Selection Wheel

Our sea veg selection wheel contains a selection of 7 types of sea veggies. This selection wheel offers an easy way to enhance all dishes and add a unique spin on traditional foods. A mix composed of these foraged vegetables makes a wonderful first course at a tasting dinner. In addition, they also add beautiful colour and flavour to high-end composed dishes. Furthermore, use your imagination and bask in the joy of serving exquisite food! The possibilities are endless with this sea veg selection wheel and we can’t wait to see what you create using it!

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In conclusion, our extensive range of sea vegetables encapsulates the essence of culinary innovation, offering a symphony of textures and flavours inspired by the ocean. If you’re looking for more inspiration on incorporating our sea vegetables into your dishes at home, then be sure to check out our feed on Instagram!