Samphire is a coastal plant that grows in some places in the UK including Southport. Because of where it grows it is quite a salty vegetable, high in minerals. You can sometimes eat it raw but it can be quite stringy. It is best to boil it for a minute so it becomes tender.
Buttered Samphire with Lemon and Garlic
- 100 g samphire
- 50 g butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 lemon juiced
Put the samphire into a pan of boiling water for 1 minute then drain.
Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan or wok then add the garlic. Cook it gently for a couple of minute till it browns slightly.
Add the samphire and heat through. Stir in the lemon juice at the end. If you don’t want it to be too sharp stir in half, taste and then add a bit more