Salt and Pepper Butter Samphire

Salt and Pepper Butter Samphire

Samphire is a coastal vegetable popularly used in European cuisine. It is loaded with iodine and vitamins A,B and C. Samphire also aids in cleaning out the liver and kidneys as well as aiding the digestive system. Samphire is very crunchy and has a salty flavor, due to the fact that it grows abundantly in a salty and brackish environment. They can be eaten raw as a salad, blanched or stir-fried. This simple recipe is easy to prepare and has very few ingredients. It can be served as an appetizer or with another dish, typically seafood such as bass or salmon.



500 grams fresh samphire
½ stick butter
salt to taste
butter to taste
2 lemon wedges for garnish

Wash the samphire thoroughly. In a pot, bring water to a boil and add plenty of salt. Toss the samphire in the pot and then cook until they become tender. Once cooked, drain the water then transfer the samphire to a bowl. Add the butter and season with salt and pepper then toss until all the samphire has been evenly coated. Transfer the samphire to a plate and serve. You may choose to squeeze a bit of lemon juice for added flavor.