Brancaster Salad Recipe

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 Updated 09/03/2017

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Brancaster is in Norfolk and this recipe makes use of samphire which grows locally along the coast.


  • 8oz samphire
  • 1 medium crisp lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 oz blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon walnut or hazelnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of mustard powder
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  1. Use only the tender young shoots of the samphire.
  2. Wash the samphire well in cold water and dry it thoroughly.
  3. Mix the lettuce and samphire together in a large salad bowl.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan and quickly fry the almonds until lightly browned.
  5. Whisk together the remaining olive oil and the walnut, vinegar, pepper and mustard to make a dressing.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and scatter the browned almonds on top.
  7. Toss the salad immediately before serving.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 - 4 portions


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