What is this?
A Specialty "Land & Sea Food"
Rock Samphire is an edible coastal plant of the species Crithmum Maritimum. Rock Samphire captures the sun, fresh sea spray and wild aromas of sea-coast cliffs, rocly shores and shingle beaches.
It is preserved and sold in Brine to maintain its crispy nature and extend its life.
Taste of a "Mermaid's Kiss"
Salty, crisp, intensely aromatic and rather spicy.
A flavor between asparagus and capers, with a blast of freshness and sea.
Comes into season from May to October. Blooms in tiny white-yellow flowers but the only parts collected are the juicy green leaves and stalks before it flowers. It is found on the Western coasts of Europe, England and in the Mediterranean.
Vegetables | Spice
Pasta | Sushi| Meat
Sauce | Dip
Tradition suggests that in a SALAD you may experience the freshness and distinct taste of the Rock Samphire.
In contemporaty cuisine is jas found its place as a GARNISH accompanying appetizers or the main dish.
Otherwise, due to its unique "seafood"nature, a smooth pairing would be with FISH & SEAFOOD due to the common elements they share.