Samphire with potatoes and mushrooms

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Samphire looked so interesting in TV shows like Masterchef that I wanted to try it. I bought a box from the supermarket not knowing how I’m going to prepare it.
Samphire is a plant that grows on rocks and cliffs by the sea. I was curious about it that I tasted it before cooking and it is amazing, bitter at first, then sweet and then salty.

Samphire with potatoes and mushrooms

As it has a strong flavour, I decided to pair it with potatoes and mushrooms. There aren’t a lot of vegetarian samphire ideas on the internet as it is usually associated with fish for obvious reasons.

Ingredients for 2 servings:
– 90g samphire
– 1 spoon of butter
– 350g potatoes
– 250g mushrooms
– salt
– pepper
– dill

I boiled the potatoes for 20 minutes and then pan fried them in a spoon of oil with sea salt and dill. At the same time I’ve grilled the mushrooms on the stem. The samphire cooks in a few minutes, so I boiled it when everything else was almost ready to serve.

Put the samphire in simmering water and boil it for 2 minutes. Then drain it.

Put butter and the pepper and mix the salad with a spoon. Don’t add salt as the samphire has a salty flavour and it will be too salty. Add some more butter if you want and mix. The salad is ready to be served.

Samphire was delicious and I would love to eat it again. I had a look at its nutritional info on the box and it’s great, it has a lot of fibres (5g per 100g).

If you have a vegetarian recipe with samphire please leave me a link in the comments.

11 thoughts on “Samphire with potatoes and mushrooms

  1. Now that’s my kind of meal. I could tuck in right now *tummy rumbles* Funnily enough I’ve never cooked it, but you’ve inspired me to have a go,

  2. Samphire is a new one for me, I will be on the look out for it now, this dish sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  3. I’ve always wanted to try samphire as well, but I’ve never lived near the coast. Very jealous that you got to give it a go.

    1. Thank you Kalinda. I got the samphire from the supermarket, I couldn’t resist when I saw it on the shelf.

  4. Yum. I quite like samphire, but don’t tuck into it much as I’d like too as I don’t find it much where I am. I did recently though make a vegetarian Quiche with Samphire, it was really lovely.

  5. This looks delicious – simple, well-cooked food! I’ve never cooked with samphire myself but this is good inspiration to finally do it!

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