Sea cucumber

A marine animal named for its cucumber-like shape, with short tentacles at one end. Not readily available fresh in the United States, but available dried in Asian markets. Dried sea cucumber must be soaked in water a minimum of 24 hours, and will double in size and take on a gelatinous quality. It's rather rubbery and is most often used in soups.


Plural:

Sea cucumbers

Season:

available year-round

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