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Grilled Starfish

The first time I realized you could eat starfish was at the Hotel Mercure in Jinan. Star fish is an option at their luscious Sunday Brunch.  I have to admit to finding it off putting.  I remember the joy of finding them on the beach as a child.  They always seemed such a friendly creature.

Grilled Starfish

We found them everywhere on a trip to the sea side city of Qingdao. After the giddiness of enjoying the delights of food street, Margo and I had courage to try one.

Grilled Starfish

Should you find yourself with a kitchen full of grilled starfish, this is how they are grilled in Qingdao.Grilled Starfish

  • Vegetable oil
  • sea salt
  • White Pepper
  • cayenne
  • large starfish

    Grilled Starfish


Prepare a grill by basting the heated racks with oil.  Brush both sides of the starfish with oil and season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Place a star fish on what appears to be it's back, grill for 5 minutes.  Flip and grill for another 5 minutes.


Eating Grilled Starfish in Qingdao- Margo Volem


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Grilled Starfish

Photo Credit: Julie T Cecchini


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