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an ingredient nobody on these forums has ever used in any dish.
but it's fine.
although I tend to just eat it rather than cook with it.
I love it
'Dreadful trade' - King Lear (referring to samphire pickers)
Haven't touched in in year now though. The sea is an awfully long way away.
Reckon it might a bit too LME for me, pal.
had some on toast with butter, pretty ok
However I think you need to work out whether you're in favour of DiSers eating a trendy vegetable or not. Your OP is quite equivocal.
Tescos Finest. Sorry to disappoint.
not brought it
annoyingly irregularly available though
(not that I've done this but I;m sure my mum does. you water it with a mix of Maldon and water.)
(now I do use Maldon but I would never have the gall to use it as a replacement word for salt)
it was really cheeky of me!
it's often at the fish counter rather than with the vegetables.
I've never tasted it
but then you taste it and it is so crisp, crunchy and tastes of the sea, o darling samphire
But use it with some moderation and it's good stuff.
I'm actually boring myself here.
Steam some tenderstem broccoli. Lob some samphire in when there's about a minute left to heat through. After cooking lob in a bowl, lace through with some pesto, shave parmesan over it.
Never fail to overstate my culinary ability by cracking this out.
in restaurants about 2010. As Finton says, you can go overboard with it pretty easily and have to err on the side of caution.
FYI, I believe the trendy veggie of 2014 is cavolo nero. I like mine sautéed in butter with pancetta, but I think for vegetarians, you can do it justice by doing in buttery garlic, with some pecorino on top.
Do agree with you though, its both trendy and great - think internationally as it was the butt of a joke in portlandia.
forgive me; tonsillitis haze
most vegetarians kind of ignore the rennet thing but you are of course right!
you know when you're in the sticks and houses have signs up offering things like samphire or honey or whatever for sale...has anyone ever bought anything?
like when you stop at the side of the road to buy some fruit/ fresh orange juice in a hot country.
I would be too scared that the people were mental/ would think I was mental to do it in the uk.
so you can nick some free range eggs and a box of cash at the same time.
be silly not to
Turns out to be very tasty. I've only seen it once since though - in Morrisons of all places..
but had it a few times in restaurants, rarely on it's own though, more often as an addition to some fish. sometimes on it's own right enough.
It goes really well with fish and chips - salty and crunchy, like a cross between spinach and a wally.
St Peter's ale from time to time.