Reviewed by Ruth Thomas
My partner and I love to cook and use new and exciting ingredients so we were really looking forward to sampling Mara Seaweed.
Every foodie on social media seems to be talking about ‘superfoods’ right now and seaweed is considered to be the superfood of the sea. It is said that even a small teaspoon can be a daily boost of essential minerals and vitamins, such as iodine, iron and B vitamins.
Mara Seaweed is harvested from the wild around the Scottish coastline, from pure, cold water on both the East and West Coasts.
The samples I received came with instructions on the packaging as well as 2 little booklets; ’10 ways to cook with Mara Seaweed’ and ‘How to cook with Mara Seaweed’, both included lots of mouth-watering images. Suggestions included simply sprinkling onto salads, adding to steamed spinach, stirring through rice and adding to homemade burger mix.
We decided to follow the recipe on the packaging for the Dulse seaweed pouch. Dulse is a red seaweed, with a rich deep smoky taste. The suggestion was to mix with oil and coat lamp chops. Although it didn’t say how much to use we used a generous tablespoon of the seaweed with a good glug of olive oil to coat 6 lamb chops. We then grilled the chops and served with crushed new potatoes and cabbage. I sprinkled some of the Shony sample on my cabbage.
So in my opinion the most important part of the product should be the taste and Mara Seaweed did not disappoint. The lamb chops coated in the Dulse were simply delicious! Really tasty and I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes that are available on their website, I quite fancy trying the scallops with seaweed recipe created by Chef Andrew Mackenzie, of The Restaurant at Drakes in Brighton.
Overall excellent packaging, lovely taste, reasonably priced product and not forgetting a superfood!
5 out of 5 from us and I will be purchasing one of the gift sets for my in laws for Christmas.
Available to buy from Mara Seaweed here.