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Ok I've got some samphire...

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MrsHelsBels74 Fri 03-Jan-14 23:09:17

Always been curious about it, but now that I've got it, any ideas on what to do with it?

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Fri 03-Jan-14 23:13:28

Ohhhh I LOVE samphire. My first proper meal after having DD was steamed seabream with garlic and chilli and mashed potato and samphire. The samphire was just boiled for a couple of mins and then smothered in butter. Delicious.

PieceOfTheMoon Fri 03-Jan-14 23:14:26

Just pop it in the bin. Hth.

MadameDefarge Fri 03-Jan-14 23:14:48

oh god samphire is bloody gorgeous! yes, or steamed.....

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 03-Jan-14 23:15:06

Nibble on it raw. Tis lovely.

GrandPoohBah Fri 03-Jan-14 23:16:57

YUM! I'd steam it or boil for a couple of minutes. Serve with sea bass fillet, mash and maybe a garlic butter sauce? Jealous...

figgypuddings Fri 03-Jan-14 23:17:05

Samphire! I eat it raw by the handful but it is lovely steamed.
AndIFeedEmGunpowder your idea sounds amazing!

catinboots Fri 03-Jan-14 23:18:23

What is it?

I thought it was just skinny green beans

OhBuggerandArse Fri 03-Jan-14 23:18:34

Boil/steam till al dente. Dip in melted butter. Nothing else required - lucky lucky you!

MadameDefarge Fri 03-Jan-14 23:18:58

Nooooooooo! is a gorgeous little sea vegetable!

MadameDefarge Fri 03-Jan-14 23:20:08

you could also a simple poached white fish, with hollondaise sauce and new potatoes

thecatfromjapan Fri 03-Jan-14 23:21:42

It's like teeny, tiny asparagus, v. salty-sea flavoured, grows near the sea, catinboots. One holiday, we picked samphire on a walk, then fried it in butter over the campfire. V. v. delicious.

CointreauVersial Fri 03-Jan-14 23:27:57

Yum. Steam and slather in butter. Lush with fish.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Fri 03-Jan-14 23:34:13

Figgy I think it was the best meal of my life.

I now have a samphire craving.

catinboots Sat 04-Jan-14 00:47:21

Ooooh yum I want some NOW.

That sounds like the best vegetable ever!

Can you get it in waitrose??

MadameDefarge Sat 04-Jan-14 00:49:46

might do, and fishmongers usually have some.

exexpat Sat 04-Jan-14 00:52:17

Steamed and served with a bit of butter. Or it works very well with Japanese flavours - serve with rice and soy-glazed salmon or similar.

MrsHelsBels74 Sat 04-Jan-14 08:49:01

We got ours from Tesco.

Blu Sat 04-Jan-14 08:53:47

It has a fine woody stalk. Eat it with your fingers and drag the flesh off the stalk with your teeth.

Delicious boiled and then with butter or a little live oil and lemon juice, it is really good for you, rich in minerals that are not common in other foods.

Allalonenow Sat 04-Jan-14 08:59:08

Ocado often have it, so Waitrose probably will too. ( In France it's usually on the fish counter)
I fry it gently in butter with a bit of garlic, or use it to stuff small fish I'm going to bake in foil.

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