is native to the North East Atlantic, especially around UK coasts.
Why eat it? It has a slightly beef or nut flavour, and it's crunchy and more-ish.
Great in mixed salads, added to omelettes, casseroles and pasta, and a great replacement for green beans
Rinse with cold water. Soak in cold water for 3 minutes - the weight will increase by about 150%
Plunge into boiling water until tender, 6-12 minutes, and/or sauté gently in olive oil.
Keep refrigerated at 3-8°or freeze on day of purchase for up to 2 months.