Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Pickled Samphire (sea asparagus) give your the real taste of the seaside wherever you are.
No matter what they're called, sea beans (beach asparagus, sea asparagus, samphire, etc.) they're delicious. Easy to pick and delicious in a variety of ways. Here are two quick and easy recipes + information on collecting and general use.
What we have and have not been finding in our corner of southeastern New England for wild foods.
Sea beans, also known as glasswort, samphire, salicornia or sea asparagus, are a crunchy, tart and salty marsh plant with a faint green apple flavor.
How to pick and cook salicornia, the plant of a thousand names: Saltwort, samphire, chicken feet, whatever -- no matter what you call it, this is one of the finest foraged foods around.