Essex Samphire Pickle Recipe

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 Updated 12/03/2017

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Samphire is common on rocks along the coast, although not so much in the north of England or Scotland - it has fleshy leaves, yellow flowers, and a distinctive, salty taste. When making this pickle, historically the method would have been to use th

Ingredients

  • 1 pint samphire
  • a few peppercorns
  • a little horseradish
  • 1/2 pint cider
  • a few elder buds (or nasturtium seeds)
  • a little salt
  • 1/2 pint vinegar
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)

Method

  1. Wash the Samphire and elder buds.
  2. Place in a jar with peppercorns and horseradish and pour boiling vinegar and cider (or wine or water) over them with a little salt.
  3. Put the jar into a warm oven for 1 hour to infuse.
  4. Seal and store.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 1 jar of pickle



Comments

SAMPHIRE GROWS IN THE NORTH TO I LIVE IN MORECAMBE AND PICKED SOME YESTERDAY
#0 - DAMIAN - 08/09/2009 - 04:08
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