We continuously carry out archival work to identify historical, local seafood recipes of the Dublin coast communities. We do this by searching through the archive of the National Library Ireland on Kildare street in Dublin, and by visiting the National Folklore Collections at the University College of Dublin. To optimise our outcome we listen to sound archives from the Urban Folklore Project carried out by UCD in 1979-1980 and keep our ears and eyes open for any seafood recipes that may have been commonly used in Dublin up to the 1950s. If you have a seafood recipe from your Nana or parents or greatgreat grandparents, please get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!
The idea of this recipe page is that each month a new recipe that we found will be released. Each recipe ought to reflect the seasonality of the seafood dish and shall be easy enough to be cooked at home with basic cooking skills and kitchen tools.
At the end of our project, we will publish these recipes in form of a Food Smart Dublin booklet including the stories surrounding each seafood, the nutritional values as well as the organisms natural habitat and lifecycle.
Our first recipes are here!!
First things first. We promised you the recipes of the cod head terrine and the carrageen tea that we offered at our official launch in October 2019. So here you go!