Laverbread ravioli with roasted onion stock and Welsh beach vegetables
Once described as "Welshman's caviar" by Richard Burton, Laverbread is a Welsh delicacy which is essentially a seaweed paste rolled in oatmeal and fried. Alyn Williams uses laverbread to fill homemade ravioli in this sophisticated laverbread recipe.
Laverbread - Laver is an edible seaweed, boiled down to a puree, coated in oatmeal and fried like patties. Considered a Welsh national dish, it can also be eaten simply boiled and served, traditionally, with bacon and cockles.
A full Welsh breakfast is similar in many respects to other British fried breakfasts. It is made truly unique, however, by the inclusion of laverbread and cockles on the plate, two things you would never find in English, Scottish or Northern Irish breakfasts.