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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.


  • : There are numerous varieties of poisonous starfish. Only eat starfish that have been caught and cooked by someone with experience preparing them.
  • Step 1: Deep fry Have your expert cook whole starfish in a deep fryer.
  • Step 2: Boil salted water If you prefer boiled starfish, heat salted water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  • Step 3: Boil for five minutes Drop the starfish into the boiling water and cook it for five to eight minutes.
  • Step 4: Remove and cool Remove the starfish from the water and let it cool.
  • Step 5: Lay "belly" up to reveal flesh Lay the starfish belly up, and open each foot to reveal the cooked flesh.
  • TIP: Eating the skin should not be part of the starfish experience.
  • Step 6: Scoop out flesh and enjoy Scoop out the meat, and enjoy with a bit of hot sauce.
  • FACT: Did you know? Some varieties of starfish can regenerate an entire new starfish from just a portion of a severed limb.

You Will Need

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

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