Drying sea cucumbers can take anywhere from one to three weeks, depending on the thickness of their body walls, the exposed surface, temperature, and relative humidity. The percentage of weight loss and moisture content of sea cucumbers during the drying process is indicated in table 10. If you want to eat sea cucumbers, you'll need to rehydrate them yourself. When preparing a dish with sea cucumbers, it's important to plan in advance as it takes some time for them to soften and become thicker. Sea cucumbers are found on the seabed all over the world, or in trenches.
They contain internal parts that become chewy when cooked together with the sea cucumber. If you're looking for a shortcut, certain Asian supermarkets sell gourmet ingredients in a pre-soaked, dry form. However, it's important to note that this is not the same as freshly dried sea cucumbers.