Jellyfish: It's what's for dinner. Did you know you can actually eat those things? When man-o-war jellies cut short Diana Nyad's heroic swim from Cuba to Florida, she could have gotten out her fork and eaten her way to shore.
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Jellyfish is a popular delicacy throughout Asia. Apparently it has a rubber band-like texture, which is better than a slimy texture, I guess. And it won't sting you, either -- unless you're using a really hot sauce. The poison gets removed before Mr. Squishy shows up at the grocery store.
So you must be wondering, how does one prepare jellyfish for dinner? Very, very carefully. Ha! I jest.
Actually, jellyfish is most often served as a salad. You soak it overnight, then poach it, then toss it with a dressing of sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and chili peppers. And since it's as bland as white bread, it pretty much tastes like the dressing and not much else. Deep End Dining has aRead More »from Jellyfish washes ashore as bizarre new food fad