Pan-fried Samphire

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

By Adrian Daniel and Michael Daniel

Published 2007

  • About

Samphire, although often considered a seaweed, actually grows in grassy areas along the coasts, and is quite common in parts of Norfolk. It is available in late spring and early summer, and is usually found in fishmongers’ shops.


  • butter 55 g (2 oz)
  • lemon juice of 1
  • samphire


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil.
  2. In a large pan, melt the butter and add the lemon juice.
  3. Blanch the samphire in the boiling water for 30 seconds and allow to drain before placing it in the pan with the butter and lemon juice. Cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes.
  4. Add the chives and serve.