Sea Cucumber Chips
This is a crunchy product which is a potential substitute for pork chicharon. Flavorings like garlic, ginger, and bay leaf may be added to satisfy the palate of consumers.
Sensorial quality of sea cucumber chips showed that the treatment of ginger, garlic and bay leaf had no significant effect in the flavor, odor and general acceptability of the product. Proximate analysis showed that the product has a protein content of 24.9%, fat 3.24% and moisture 12.03%. The product lasts for 8 months.
- 2 cup ground rice
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup ground sea cucumber
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp MSG (vetsin)
- 1/2 tbsp Flavoring (either garlic powder, ginger powder, or bay leaf extract)
Dissolve salt, MSG and flavoring in water and add the ground sea cucumber. Add ground rice and mix thoroughly. Put a thin layer in a greased molder and steam until the surface is dry to touch. Transfer in wire mesh tray and dry under the sun for 2-3 days, or put in a cabinet dryer for a day. Store in a cool dry place. Fry only when needed.
An alternative to pork chicharon, sea cucumber chips offer a variety of flavors to suit the liking of the health conscious consumers who are very selective on the kinds of food that they eat. Packing is 150g/pack.
Sea Cucumber Jelly
The product is potential substitute for jelly or gelatin prepared from seaweed which is usually served on special occasions/celebrations as delicacies.
Sea cucumber jelly has 3.2% protein content, 2.59% fat, and 78.02% moisture. It is comparable to commercial jellies in terms of flavor, odor, and texture, and is generally acceptable. When kept at refrigerated temperature, sea cucumber jelly could last for 6 months.
- 60 g ground sea cucumber
- 40 g carrageenan
- 14 cup water
Bring water to boil. Add the ground sea cucumber until partially dissolved. Add the carrageenan and mix thoroughly. Transfer to a molder immediately and allow to cool.
To further improve the taste, add vanilla extract.
School children are very fond of jellies. Sea cucumber jellies could be marketed to diet conscious consumers, children and adults. Packaging is 100g/pack of 3.
Other food snacks:
- Smoked-Dried Sea Cucumber
- Sweetened and Salted Sea Cucumber Biscuit
- Saucy Beche-de-mer (Sea Cucumber)
- Sea Cucumber Chips and Sea Cucumber Jelly
- Sea Cucumber Noodles and Pickled Sea Cucumber