9 de set. 2005


Percebes are a species of crustraceans, they are a kind of Barnacles (Pollicipes cornucopiae). They grow in the surf of the rocky coasts of the Algarve and Galicia and are collected by local fishermen. These fishermen have to climb down the cliffs and collect the percebes while trying not to be smashed by the waves on the rocks, the most dangerous job on the european continent. Percebes are a rare delicatesse.

How to eat them

Secure the upper part.

Fiddle around until you can get the outer skin of the foot to move.

Remove the outer skin.