A couple of days ago I dined on samphire in garlic butter whilst in a restaurant which was delicious so when I got home I had a look for recipes including samphire. It’s a sea vegetable which grows on marshes in seaside areas, meaning that as I live in Norfolk it’s easy to get hold of whilst it’s in season (July-August). It’s available to buy in Morrisons too if it isn’t local to you but won’t be from this country.
INGREDIENTS (TO SERVE 2):
SOURED CREAM AND CHIVES FOR THE DIP
1TBSP OLIVE OIL, 1 MEDIUM EGG, 25G PLAIN FLOUR AND 35ML MILK FOR BATTER
AROUND 100G SAMPHIRE
SUNFLOWER OIL TO FRY
STEP ONE: MIX THE EGG YOLK WITH THE PLAIN FLOUR THEN ADD IN THE OIL, MIX, AND SLOWLY ADD IN THE MILK THEN SEASON WITH SALT + PEPPER
STEP TWO: IN A SEPARATE BOWL WHISK THE EGG WHITE UNTIL STIFF PEAKS ARE FORMED
STEP THREE: CAREFULLY STIR THE SAMPHIRE INTO THE BATTER IN A LARGE BOWL
STEP FOUR: GENTLY FOLD THE EGG WHITE INTO THE BATTER MIXTURE
STEP FIVE: ONCE THE OIL IS PIPING HOT DROP IN THE SAMPHIRE PIECE BY PIECE AND NOT IN CLUSTERS. TURN OVER AFTER ONE MINUTE THEN LEAVE FOR A FURTHER MINUTE AND ONCE GOLDEN BROWN DRAIN ON KITCHEN PAPER
STEP SIX: SERVE WITH SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE DIP, FRESH LEMON AND A SPRINKLE OF SEA SALT
Have you ever tried samphire? let me know if you give this recipe a go!