...and then this happened!
At some point in the day, Adrien disappeared, knife in hand. He returned with a backpack full of percebes (aka goose barnacles), an expensive delicacy here and in Adrien's native Galicia, Spain. In three words: Oh my god.
When we got home we simply rinsed and boiled them with only just a touch of salt for a few minutes. Leave them in their hot pot to steam just a bit further so as to be consumed piping hot or plate with a hot towel as covering. You grab your share, pull away their asparagus-like tips, and you're left with a delicious morsel of meat rivaling any lobster claw. Salty and irresistible and otherwise $100-$200 a pound (!), we ate like forager kings tonight.