PRECAUTIONS WHEN HANDLING DRIED SEA CUCUMBERS:
- Sea cucumbers should avoid contact with oil, salt, and rice grain throughout the soaking process.
- Change water every 12 hours when soaking.
HOW TO SOAK DRIED SEA CUCUMBERS:
Soak sea cucumber for 48-72 hours (until sea cucumber softens) in refrigerator. Make sure the sea cucumber is fully immersed in water.
Bring the sea cucumber to a boil for about 20-30 minutes. Upon cooling, soak sea cucumber in the refrigerator for another 24 hours. Repeat step 2.
Cut the soaked sea cucumber upwards along the abdomen using scissors. Clean and remove all impurities inside. Continue soaking sea cucumber in clean water for about 24 hours.
Freeze and store the sea cucumbers for later consumption.
HOW TO STORE DRIED SEA CUCUMBERS?
Stored in its original packaging, they can be kept for a long time (2-3 years). Make sure to keep them in a cool, dry place like the pantry. If they are frozen, then they should be kept in the freezer and can be kept up to a year.
If you've begin the thawing process, then the sea cucumbers should be cooked and consumed within 2 days.