Dillisk, also commonly known as Dulse in Ireland, is a purple red sea-vegetable with a soft texture and a unique spicy flavour. It is one of the most popular North Atlantic sea-vegetables and grows abundantly on rocky shores near the low water line. Scottish and Irish emigrants helped to establish its popularity on the east coast of Canada and the United States during the eighteenth century. Dillisk is widely harvested in northern Europe while Scandinavian countries have also a long history of Dillisk harvesting.
Dillisk is rich in protein and has one of the highest iron contents of any edible food. It contains an abundance of minerals including potassium, magnesium, iodine and phosphorous. Dillisk is high in vitamins A and C.
Chopped or shredded Dillisk is a great addition to stir-fries or simply as a garnish. Dillisk is great in potato based dishes.