Mock worms in seaweed salt

Our plan for this dish was to serve insects or worms. However due to a large insectivore fair in Belgium on the same day, we were unable to procure the “real thing”. Instead we served tiny anchovies that looked like maggots, had a texture of a cricket, but tasted fishy. We decided it was an interesting substitute to be served with in a mussel shell. It ended up being deception upon deception, which perfectly suited some of the more obscure dimensions of the Collapse scenario.


  • 100 g salted dried baby anchovies
  • 1 packet of seaweed salad
  • dash of fish sauce
  • dash of olive oil
  • black sesame seeds for decoration


Soak anchovies in water for an hour to drain the salt. Soak the seaweed salad in water for 10 minutes. Sauté anchovies in an oiled pan for a few minutes. Add strained seaweed. Add a few drops of fish sauce.


Serve in mussel shells and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.


All the ingredients came from the Kam Yuen supermarket.


This recipe is part of 🍴Food Futures