Seafood Recipes – Raw Sea Cucumber Guts Marinated in Lime Juice

Seafood Recipes to make you spew!

Here is one to add to the weird foods list to try before you die. Or maybe, it’s one of the meal to try if you want to die! I can’t remember the actual name of this Seafood Recipes concoction, but this bottle contains the innards of a sea cucumber, that’s been stewing inside of a coke bottle with lime juice!

That’s right, this stuff is RAW sea cucumber guts!

Seafood Recipes - Sea Cucumber in Lime Juice

A Seafood Recipe with a difference

This bizarre and somewhat stomach churning Seafood Recipe mixture is a unique Samoan delicacy – I definitely haven’t come across anything else like it. Apparently, it looks like, smells like, and probably tastes like salty snot with a dash of citrus. You can buy the stuff at the local fish markets, and I’ve also seen it for sale in recycled coke bottles on the side of the road.

My first mental image was that this stuff looked like a collection of tapeworms preserved in formaldehyde!

Since I’ve tried all sorts of unusual food like Cow’s Nose With Satay Sauce and Tea With Egg, I had been thinking about trying Sea Cucumber guts to see if it would leave me convulsing on the floor as soon as I tried it. However, once the bottle is opened, the whole lot has to be ingested at once, and I wasn’t that hungry! Somehow, I don’t think I’m going to try and recreate this seafood recipe at home!

Like many weird sounding foods, this stuff supposedly tastes terrible, but is apparently great for your general health and well-being. But I need more convincing!

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But if you’re ever in the awesome Pacific Island nation of Samoa, check out this stuff, and you never know, you might be tempted to try some yourself!

Ok, you probably won’t find this Seafood Recipe on the Samoa Tourism Authority website!

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2 Comments

  1. Burt H. Johnson's Gravatar Burt H. Johnson
    March 11, 2015    

    Ha ha ha… Hello Mr. Tart! I am Samoan, and this little story of yours about sea cucumber is quite hilarious. Anyways, you’re right it would take quite a bit of convincing for someone that isn’t used to it. It’s called Sea… I know, funny spelling right? Lol… I’m on my phone, so I’m not gonna try and type out the pronunciation. But I did just want to throw ya a little advice and guidance, if ya get the chance… Don’t try it! Well, unless you really want to or so you can say you have. Lol! Ok brada, keep the laughs coming. Oh! By the way, don’t let the name deter you; proudly born & raised Samoan. Islander residing in Misouri, have a good one.

    • March 11, 2015    

      Ha ha Burt, thanks for the advice! I really enjoyed Samoa. I loved it so much there, I don’t want to tell anyone else about it! ;P Thanks for the advice regarding this Samoan delicacy. I love trying weird stuff, but this one made be cringe!

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