How to Eat Starfish

If you're bored with same old thing, challenge the adventurous eater inside you by mastering the technique of eating these spiny sea creatures.


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You Will Need

  • An expert
  • A deep fryer
  • A pot of salted water
  • Hot sauce


  1. There are numerous varieties of poisonous starfish. Only eat starfish that have been caught and cooked by someone with experience preparing them.

  2. Step 1

    Deep fry

    Have your expert cook whole starfish in a deep fryer.

  3. Step 2

    Boil salted water

    If you prefer boiled starfish, heat salted water in a pot and bring it to a boil.

  4. Step 3

    Boil for five minutes

    Drop the starfish into the boiling water and cook it for five to eight minutes.

  5. Step 4

    Remove and cool

    Remove the starfish from the water and let it cool.

  6. Step 5

    Lay "belly" up to reveal flesh

    Lay the starfish belly up, and open each foot to reveal the cooked flesh.

  7. Eating the skin should not be part of the starfish experience.

  8. Step 6

    Scoop out flesh and enjoy

    Scoop out the meat, and enjoy with a bit of hot sauce.

  9. Did you know? Some varieties of starfish can regenerate an entire new starfish from just a portion of a severed limb.