Cornish Seaweed Butter
We recently watched our Head Chef Andy Appleton make this seaweed butter from scratch and were surprised how easy it was to make butter. He flavoured his with some smoked salt and ‘sea salad mix’ from our suppliers at the Cornish Seaweed Company, who also have an online shop.
Alternatively you can flavour yours with your favourite herbs, spices or nuts, depending on what you will be accompanying the butter with. We serve our seaweed butter with grilled kippers which are available on our breakfast menu. Flavoured butters also work well with vegetables, or worked between the skin and meat of poultry.
If you are short of time you could always mix your selected flavours into a pack of butter, but we would recommend trying to make your own, simply for the fun of it.
Have a go and follow the recipe below:
300ml of full cream
Tablespoon of dried mixed seaweed (http://cornishseaweedcompany.co.uk/) (Sea Salad mix was used)
Pinch of sea salt (smoked works well)
Whip the cream until it separates. You will know when it’s ready as the main ingredient in the bowl will look like butter and you will see buttermilk at the bottom of the bowl. Squeeze the rest of the milk out into a separate bowl, then on grease proof paper away from heat mix your seaweed and sea salt into the butter so they are distributed evenly. Then pat your butter into shape, you can do this using the grease proof paper and your hands.
The buttermilk can be always be used to make soda bread with, if you don’t want to see it go to waste.
Recipe by Andy Appleton, Head Chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall.