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- This saltwater tolerant plant grows in coastal areas of the UK and is a wonderful accompaniment to any fish dish.
- Simply blanch for 2 minutes in boiling water – no need to add salt. Strain and add a knob of butter.
- High in Vitamin A, it is also a good source of calcium and iron.
- Aboriginal Australians have eaten Samphire for thousands of years and in recent years it has become popular in many Australian restaurants.
Samphire is named after the patron saint of fishermen "Saint Pierre" (Saint Peter), because it grows in the coastal marsh areas and coastal regions of northern Europe. In Italy, it is harvested particularly on the Adriatic Coast and is know as Sea Fennel. It is also mentioned by Shakespeare in the play "King Lear".
The Upper Scale are based at the UK’s largest fish market, Billingsgate Market in London, where our expert buyer, with over twenty years experience, has access to a wide variety of quality fish. We also have representatives at all major ports in the UK, buying our fish direct from day boats and sustainable stocks.