Samphire

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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Method

Samphire is a fleshy plant which grows on salt marshes, and it is particularly popular in Norfolk. It is best eaten hot with butter like asparagus. Simply wash the samphire well and boil it in fresh water for ten minutes. Pour over hot melted butter, and suck it like asparagus. Samphire can be blanched for two minutes and frozen for later use, and makes an excellent first course before meat or fish. In the eighteenth century it used to be pickled in a mixture of white wine vinegar and salt brine.