Dolphin Sea Veg


Dolphin Sea Veg


Dolphin Sea Veg

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Dolphin Sea Veg

In Ireland, seaweeds have been eaten for centuries. It has been recorded in a poem from the 12th Century and describes the activities of a monk.

Algae Sea Veg
Seal ag buain duilisg do charraig A while gathering dillisk from the rock
eal ag aclaidh a while fishing
seal ag tabhairt bhídh do bhoctaibh a while giving food to the poor
seal i gcaracair a while in my cell

Taken from Ó Madagáin, B. (1994)
(pp 48 – 59 : The Picturesque in the Gaelic Tradition.  In, Collins, T. (Ed) Decoding the Landscape Centre for landscape Studies, Galway)

Dolphin Sea Vegetable Company was established in 1993. DSVCo has taken the industry from cottage based to factory based. It is a small family run business and currently employs 4 people (full and part time) at the factory in economically deprived west Belfast and up to 6 people involved in manual harvesting at the shore all around Ireland (See photos and map).DSVCo produces the following sea vegetables (all hand harvested from Irish waters):Please click on any sea veg to go to our ORDER FORM
Dulse (Palmaria palmata)A red seaweed (Rhodophyta), can be eaten wet or dry, raw or cooked (though most eat it raw). Very rich in vitamins and minerals.

Smoked Dulse
Just like above, but with a delicate hint of oak.

Sea Lettuce (Ulva lactuca)
A green seaweed (Chlorophyta). Is often eaten as a part of salads. Very distinctive flavour.

Kombu (Laminaria digitata)
Brown seaweed (Phaeophyta). Used mainly in cooking for its distinctive flavour. Makes lovely soup.

Carrageen/Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus)
Another red seaweed (Rhodophyta). Is used extensively around the world. This plant produces the extract carrageenan. Main uses are as a thickening agent in cooking – makes an excellent dessert. Can also be used as a cold remedy!!

Wakame (Alaria esculenta)
Another Brown seaweed (Phaeophyta) used mainly cooking and in soups.

A Recipe Leaflet is available for the above – Contact Us
Another aspect of the company is our health supplement PHYCOPLEX.

We have worked with The Causeway Cheese Company to develop a Drumkeel Cheese that contains Dulse. This is very popular and demand has increased steadily.

The Causeway Cheese Company has been manufacturing hand made farmhouse Drumkeel Cheeses since October 2001. They produce a range of artisan cheeses and are situated in the village of Loughgiel near to the famous Giants Causeway and the Glens of Antrim.

Please contact The Causeway Cheese Company for more details:

Damian & Susan McCloskey
T: (+44) (0) 28 27641241
or Loughgiel Centre, Lough Road, Ballymena, BT44 9JJ

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