Friday, July 19, 2019
Samphire is an unusual coastal plant, used as a vegetable.
We don't live far away from a place where a lot of it is picked. It's often expensive, I am sure it used to be poor food, foraged by those with nothing much else!
It's very salty as it grows in tidal areas and has a slightly chewy bouncy texture.
I bought some heavily reduced in price yesterday and we had with eggs and oh my goodness it was just like eating bacon and eggs! Texture and saltiness!
I think if you put a tiny drop liquid smoke in some butter to toss the samphire in before serving it would be an amazing much healthier way to enjoy "bacon" and eggs. No nitrites and plenty vitamins. It's still high in sodium but as a once in a while treat...