Almeja Fina Extra
  • Almeja Fina Extra
  • Almeja Fina Extra
  • Almeja Fina Extra
  • Almeja Fina Extra

Galician goose barnacles

€85.00 Kg
Tax included

A filter-feeding crustacean that grows on rocks beaten by the waves. This seafood delicacy is synonymous with Galicia, and the hard work of the “percebeiros” (goose barnacle workers) during their extraction is renowned.

At Mariskito, we normally offer 2 to 3 categories of Galician goose barnacles at a more or less stable price, although the quality and size of the barnacle depends on factors such as the volume of the tide, the swell and the weather. We always deliver them uncooked, as we recommend cooking them at the time of eating, and hot.

Selecciona Size
Selecciona Quantity
0.5 Kg
0.5 Kg x €85.00 / Kg = €42.50

The goose barnacle is a crustacean that grows on rocks beaten by the waves. They’re filter feeders, remaining immobile but attached to rocks throughout their adult life due to their lack of limbs. With no eyes, their body is protected by a series of plates, and it’s attached to the substrate by a peduncle.

They can be found in many places, but the best are undoubtedly on the Galician coast, and they’re a key product of our gastronomy. They’re manually caught on the rocks in the intertidal zone of the estuaries, cliffs, islands, etc., which poses a considerable risk to the ‘percebeiros’.

The Galician goose barnacle is rich in minerals (phosphorus, potassium, selenium, magnesium and sodium) and B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12). It also contains smaller amounts of calcium, iron and vitamin E. All these properties support the proper functioning of our body by increasing our energy levels and defences.

To cook the goose barnacles, add seawater to a pot along with a bay leaf, or, failing that, water with plenty of salt. When it boils, add the barnacles, then remove them when the water boils again. In short, all they need is a quick boil in sufficiently salty water. We highly recommend serving them hot.