Friday forage #12 | Sea spaghetti with spiralized carrot and ginger noodle stir fry

May 10, 2016 | Foraging And Feasting, Wild Food Recipies, Wild Mains

Sea spaghetti was one of the seaweed stars from last weeks kayak foraging trip to the beautiful and bountiful Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. And this week it made it onto the family table. As one of Fore’s firm favourites…even the smalls dig (into) this in a stir fry recipe!

The latin name of sea spaghetti is Himanthalia elongata. And can also be known as thongweed or buttonweed. As a gluten free family it makes an absolutely delicious alternative to pasta. Mixed with spiralized carrots (or courgettes) and cuts down on the carbs. Or if gluten isn’t an issue for you have it as an accompaniment to pasta. Our girls eat it mixed in with rice noodles. They’re not yet ready to go the whole hog but we’re slooooooowly reducing the noodles everytime. Subsequently, they haven’t cottoned on just yet!

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spiralized carrot stir fry

sea spaghetti

Stir Fry Recipe:

Time: about 20 minutes

Makes: 2 servings (+3 small humans)



1 tbsp of coconut oil

2 tbsp of soy (we use tamari as it’s gluten free)

1 fat carrot

A couple of healthy handfuls of Sea spaghetti

1 large red onion

2 sweet peppers

1 Big Garlic clove

2 inch cube of fresh ginger (we like ginger so go steady with 1 inch if you prefer)

1 red chilli (or more if you want to really spice it up!)

6 baby corns

2 chicken breasts

2 cups of chicken stock


How to:

Firstly roughly chop your onion, corn and sweet peppers. Then finely chop garlic, chilli and ginger.

Meanwhile, spiralize the carrot, if you don’t have a spiraliser you can just use a potato peeler to create long ribbons.

Afterwards, heat the oil and gently stir fry the onion and ginger for a minute or two, then add the chicken. Heat for a few minutes until the chicken starts to cook.

Now add in the soy sauce, sweet pepper, carrots, sea spaghetti and garlic followed by the stock and cook (stir fry) for a further 5 minutes or until cooked chicken.

stir fry sea spag recipe pan cook

Stir Fry Super Food:

If we’re talking super food it really doesn’t get much super than seaweed! Packed with all the green good stuff. Sea spaghetti is heavy on the magic mineral iodine. Which is hard to find in other food.  This helps keep your thyroid functioning healthily. It’s also packed with magnesium which helps to make sure your heart is in tip top order. Aswell as having high levels of calcium and iron, high in protein. Additionally its is full of anti inflammatory, anti viral and anti bacterial properties there’s not much to complain about is there?

stir fry sea spag recipe pan cook


So tasty, healthy and easy to cook. Must be why it’s fast becoming a firm favourite ingredient. Making it’s way onto the supermarket shelves! You can buy dried seaweed but it can be harder to come by fresh. Unless of course you are joining one of our fabulous foraging forays! As a result we hit the high seas by kayak to forage for wild edibles. Set pots to seek out seafood and try our luck to catch ourselves a fish supper. Or if you prefer to stay on dry land we run heaps of wildfood walks. And workshops to forage along the coastline or delve into the woodland to find tasty treats.

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All things considered take a hop on over to our events page. Where you can find out what special events are coming up. And to book yourself a wild food course head on over to our bookings page. Where you can book these events and see the other regular foraging trips on and off the water we run. If you have something special in mind or want to discuss a bespoke groups adventure. Or event with us we would love to hear from you at


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