These photos accompany the “Nothing but coelomates“ Melissa MacEwan’s column “The Roaming Fork.”
The sea cucumbers in their package. They didn’t look particularly appetizing, but they didn’t look gross, either.
Soaking the sea cucumber so they would thaw to room temperature.
Cukes after being thoroughly washed in the sink.
Next step was to cut the sea cucumbers lengthwise and remove the intestines.
Boiling the cucumbers with scallions and ginger.
Cooking the shitake mushrooms.
Everything came together quite nicely!