It is coming to the end of the season for salt marsh vegetables, but we had a great selection this weekend. Marsh samphire is the one everyone knows but there are a few others worth searching for.
- Sea Aster
- Sea Purslane
- Shore Orache
- Annual Sea Blite
- Marsh Samphire
Here is a really simple recipe that makes a great supper dish and takes about three minutes to cook. You could serve it with rice or noodles.
Stir fry of salt marsh vegetables with brown shrimp.
200g Salt marsh vegetables ( we had the selection above but you could use just samphire)
1 large Banana shallot finely sliced.
1/2 tsp Dried chilli flakes.
150g Cooked and peeled brown shrimps (prawns will do).
Dark soya sauce.
Put your wok onto a medium high heat and add a little veg oil. When the oil is hot add the sliced shallot and chilli flakes and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Now increase the heat to high and add the sea veg. Cook on a high heat for 1 more minute stirring fairly regularly so nothing burns. Now add two tablespoons of soya sauce and the shrimps and cook for until the shrimps have warmed through ( about a minute). Season with a squeeze of lemon and serve.
We harvest the from the salt marsh and trawled for shrimps on our two day coastal foraging course at Flookburgh last weekend. The dates for next years courses will be up on the website soon. Please email us if you are interested and we will let you know in advance.
Check out some great pictures below.