Samphire (100g)

£3.50

100g of local samphire

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

Method:

  • 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

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