Dodgy dulse | 

Actor Jamie Dornan treats Kelly Clarkson to Irish seaweed surprise on talk show

Kelly Clarkson: "I like seaweed, but what you have described, it doesn't sound great"

Jamie Dornan shares some dulse with Kelly Clarkson

Clodagh Meaney

Jamie Dornan has given Kelly Clarkson an Irish seaweed dish as a gift while appearing on her talk show.

The Northern Irish actor appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to chat about his new TV show The Tourist.

"The last time you were here I gave you an early birthday gift, a Whataburger,” the former American Idol winner said.

"I loved it,” Jamie replied, adding: “I did love it, I've planned something for you today."

“What did you bring me?" Kelly asked.

The actor said: "So where I come from, specifically in Northern Ireland, we used to have this stuff... it's basically like dried out seaweed, but it's not like those thin seaweeds you get in posh delis and stuff, it's feels like someone has just picked up some seaweed, shaken it off and put it in a bag,” he explained.

"But it's called dulse."

Kelly said: "I like seaweed, but what you have described, it doesn't sound great."

"It's organic... put it that way. Here we go,” Jamie added.

The pair are then given two pots of the dulse to try live on air.

"I've had this. I like this, you just made this sound horrible. This is the perfect amount of salty..." Kelly said.

Dornan added: "I grew up having the sort of gnarlier version of this I would say... This has gone through a bit of work I think, to get this polished."

It’s not the first time the actor has brought a Northern Irish delicacy onto an American chat show.

Earlier this month he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live where he prepared a “Tayto smashie sandwich.”

“What we're making here is called a Tayto smashie,” Jamie told Kimmel.

Explaining the process he said: “So ideally you find the cheapest white bread you can find…”

“You go heavy on the Mayo… both sides… regular ham, I find the cheaper ham better.”

“Use five or six slices, use Tayto cheese and onion, there's a company in the North of Ireland where I’m from, Cheese and Onion are the best crisps they do, you put the entire packet on there… and then you go like this…” he said as he closed the sandwich with another slice of bread.

Giving his verdict on the snack Kimmel said: “It's about six times more delicious than I imagined it would be.”


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