|In the natural habitat|
Marsh Samphire turns out to be everything I've ever been told it is. For starters it's better than Rock Samphire (Crithmum maritimum, so not related at all) as it tastes nothing like petrol. Instead it's a perky little vegetable with a salty taste. A really salty taste. It grows in salty marshes. It's like salt in a vegetable. I enjoyed nibbling on the raw tips while out for walks but when I got home I had to do something more with it.
|In my natural habitat|
Steamed for 7 minutes (because that's what it said to do in Edible Seashore) and served with a little olive oil and pepper. The almost unbearable saltiness it toned down leaving a delightful green. I don't know if I'll be buying it but I'll certainly be looking out for it on marshy walks.