Seaweed Compound Butter

Contributed by Atlantic Holdfast, a small company working to sustainably hand-harvest high quality sea vegetables from the Gulf of Maine.  Their harvesting operation is based on a remote island in outer Penboscot Bay, 7 miles off Stonington, where the strong currents, active surf, and full exposure to the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millenia.


2-3 tablespoons kelp (or dulse) flakes

1 stick butter


  1. In a skillet or oven, roast the kelp on low heat until crisp.
  2. Process into flakes with an electric coffee grinder.
  3. Cut butter into small slices and blend thoroughly with seaweed flakes using a stiff spoon or other available kitchen implement.

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