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How to cook samphire

Marsh samphire can be blanched or steamed. Find out how to steam samphire
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword samphire
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 4kcal


  • Steamer


  • 70 g marsh samphire


  • Wash the samphire well and cut off any thick stems.
  • Fill the saucepan part of your steamer with water and bring to the boil.
  • Place the prepared samphire in the steamer basket. Cover with a lid and steam for 5-10 minutes until soft.
  • Remove from the pan and serve.


  1. Samphire can also be blanched, fried or eaten raw (if young).
  2. To blanch samphire add to a pan of boiling water (no need to add salt) and boil for 3-5 minutes until soft.
  3. Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide.


Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 735mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g