Originally Posted by buckytom
olmo, have you ever had percebes?
i've wanted to try them for a long time, but have never seen them on a menu or in a store.
In Galicia we have a lot of percebes, but I've tried them only a few times, at the restaurant.
They are INCREDIBLY costly. And I don't think they worth the money.
Also, they sell most of them to restaurants or abroad, so they are quite difficult to find at the fish market.
The flavor and texture is similar to escargot, but less tasty.
More, the fisherwomen (mariscadoras in spanish) have to climb on the rocks to take the percebes and there are 4-5 fatal accidents every year.
I do prefer berberechos.