Samphire grass is an edible salt-water plant bursting with flavour reminiscent of the coastal breeze and packed with healthy vitamins and nutrients. Its vibrant green colour means this succulent has both style and substance and is the perfect garnish for scattering around a seafood platter or dish.
It can be eaten raw, or similarly can be boiled or steamed as you require. With a distinctive salty taste samphire is commonly added to seafood dishes to add in extra body and flavour.
The best way to cook samphire is to rinse thoroughly before blanching in boiling water for 2 minutes. Samphire is naturally salty so don’t feel compelled to salt the water before boiling as this is not needed. Once cooked Samphire can be tossed in melted butter and enjoyed as a tasty snack or added to your favourite seafood dish.