Seafood Foraging for Sushi

***This is a great opportunity to learn to forage ingredients for the Underground Suppers!***

Summer is a wonderful time for growth. Sea vegetables are especially prolific and delicious in this most delightful season. Tide pools in the summer are leafy crystal windows of color and texture. Our quest in this class is to search for animals and plants to create a sushi meal of crunchy salads, succulent soups, and slivers of fresh seafood to augment our rice rolls-yum! Sushi is best when the seafood is fresh and this offering will be the freshest. We will introduce poke poling to gather fish for food artistry of our sushi meal. The class will start on Friday night where we will plan logistics. Sunday will be a day of collecting and preparing our gourmet meal. Finishing touches for the feast will be assigned to the students. 6-17 yr. olds must have an adult/guardian take the class with them. An ocean only fishing license of $10.00 is required for collecting anything except seaweed.

The class includes a Friday evening session for planning followed by a day of collecting and preparing a gourmet meal from the sea. Finishing touches for the feast will be assigned to students.

Everyone had a great time at the November 6 event:

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Any person who is 16 years of age or older must possess a valid sport fishing license when taking any fish, shell fish, reptile, or amphibian in California (Fish and Game Code Section 7145). Fish and Game Code Section 86 defines take as: hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill, or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill.  Read the CA Fish & Game regulations before engaging in these activities.  (You might want to get an annual if you plan to attend future tuna, rockfish, crab, or giant squid fishing or mussel foraging trips.)  If you are collecting sea vegetables only you do not need a license.

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    A former member

    This was a great experience. We learned by doing, from foraging to cooking what we found. It was an enjoyable and memorable day.

    August 15, 2012

  • Anna S

    Great day at Pigeon Point on a beach near the lighthouse at Pescadero. We collected sea vegetables, snails, limpets, and sea urchins and then went back to Adventure Sports Unlimited and, after a nice soak in the hot tub, cooked some very delicious dishes. I think the limpet wontons won the day. The uni crostini and smoked shrimp, mango, and basil maki sushi rolls were close seconds.

    August 5, 2012

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