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    Samphire

    Post by chris c on Tue Jun 14 2016, 23:47

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samphire

    Back on sale from the fish van, a change from all the asparagus. Round these parts it is pronounced samfer. It's a kind of sea-flavoured asparagus which grows on the marshes though the stuff he sells mostly comes from Holland. The young shoots are tender but the older ones have a woody core from which you suck the flesh after boiling them briefly. Perfect with fish of all kinds, and in a good year the season runs from asparagus to runner beans.
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    Re: Samphire

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Jun 16 2016, 12:59

    @chris c wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samphire

    Back on sale from the fish van, a change from all the asparagus. Round these parts it is pronounced samfer. It's a kind of sea-flavoured asparagus which grows on the marshes though the stuff he sells mostly comes from Holland. The young shoots are tender but the older ones have a woody core from which you suck the flesh after boiling them briefly. Perfect with fish of all kinds, and in a good year the season runs from asparagus to runner beans.

    Sounded good to me so I looked it up and found out quite a few details, which I posted here
    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/samphire-vegetable-from-sea.html

    Here's a snippet!


    Samphire is a sea vegetable that grows abundantly on shorelines, in marshy shallows and on salty mudflats. It has a crisp texture and tastes of the sea.

    Buyer's guide:
    Good fishmongers will sell samphire. Otherwise, try looking for it at your local farmers' market.

    Preparation:
    Wash samphire thoroughly under running water before use. Don't add salt to the cooking water as it's already salty enough. Use fresh in salads or serve it boiled and dipped in melted butter to be eaten like asparagus with fish dishes.


    Thanks Chris ...

    All the best Jan

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