Truffle Seaweed is a red algae that has become quite popular for its taste rather than it looks. Its hairy looks and the fact that it grows almost exclusively on another type of seaweed called rock weed (grisetang), it earned the name “Grisetangdokke” in Norwegian. These fluffy tufts of seaweed grow up to 5 cm in length, and weigh very little. We pick these from the shores during low tide, right before winter or in spring.
Truffle seaweed has distinguished flavour notes of real truffles, combined with fresh ocean taste. The strong flavor complements seafood very well, but also works with vegetable dishes that could otherwise be matched with real truffles; like potatoes or pasta.
Use it as a seasoning when dried and milled, to give your food a distinct truffle taste. It can also be soaked to re-hydrate. This algae works exceptionally well when infused into fats, like butter or oils. Perfect for fish dishes, seafood and oysters. Sprinkle on your potatoes or eggs, pasta dishes and white sauces.