Samphire seaweed 2x90g £2 @ ASDA
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Samphire seaweed 2x90g £2 @ ASDA

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Found 8th Jun 2013
Makes this posh deli £1.11 per 100g which is decent enough
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Not actually a seaweed, but good price and very tasty!

It grows on trees

Just like money apparently?


























A sea plant that grows mainly on tidal marshes.

Samphire grass is delicious, I quickly stir fry it with a little butter and serve with a fish dish. It is also good in salads, well washed or even blanched. Treat like asparagus for use as a vegetable. Norfolk samphire is generally considered the best. You really need to taste it before buying, some samphire is harvested from from places where there is a high level of contaminants from shipping, most noticeably diesel.
I can't say this is a good price, but heat added for finding it on sale!!

I wish i had the courage to eat seaweed.

Might give that a whirl.Cheers for the info kenwebb1953.Shopping tomorrow will see if i can get some.

I doubt this is going to be laced with much in the way of petrochemical substances, this is part of Asda's "Extra Special" range.

Why was the beach wet? Because the samphire. Because the seaweed,

Love samphire - beautiful with fish. Was £2 a pack in Waitrose a couple of weeks ago. Good find.

allowed

I wish i had the courage to eat seaweed.



It's not seaweed, it's not even a 'sea plant' as alluded to. It's a plant that grows mainly at the seaside, or marshes. Try it, it's versatile and very tasty (though some of the local picked stuff can be a little 'woody' late in the season)

I'm not sure if this is a good price for shop bought, as round here you can go along and collect it or buy it from locals, but it seems ok so heat added. I have also seen it in Morrisons, sold loose in the 'dry ice' chiller, but noted that it was Turkish (suspect this Asda one to be the same)
Edited by: "tapi" 8th Jun 2013

kenwebb1953

Samphire grass is delicious, I quickly stir fry it with a little butter … Samphire grass is delicious, I quickly stir fry it with a little butter and serve with a fish dish. It is also good in salads, well washed or even blanched. Treat like asparagus for use as a vegetable. Norfolk samphire is generally considered the best. You really need to taste it before buying, some samphire is harvested from from places where there is a high level of contaminants from shipping, most noticeably diesel. I can't say this is a good price, but heat added for finding it on sale!!



Lived in Norfolk as a child, been known to pick it off the seafront myself - tastes superb, particularly with fish as has been said.

eat with loads of vinegar and some bread, delicious! Had this loads in my youth in Norfolk.

free at the beach on the east coast

allowed

I wish i had the courage to eat seaweed.



It's good for you and if you buy them in dried wafer style (like the Japanese ones you can buy) they taste like crisps.

i thought only the octonauts ate the seaweed, but i now know we too!!

Very nice, remember having it at a 'posh' restaurant.

Hot, for nostalgic reasons.

(If you get nostalgic about seaweed something is wrong)

Banned

Why do people eat seaweed?

missindependent90210

Why do people eat seaweed?



We all eat seaweed, well almost all. Ice cream in particular has a seaweed extract to make it creamier, Carageen, or Irish Moss.

We Welsh eat laverbread, as do many Scots.

The Japanese eat loads of the stuff. The wrapping for Sushi is a seaweed.

Most coastal regions of the world have food linked closely to seaweed.

But don't worry, the 'seaweed' served in your local Chinese restaurant is shredded Savoy cabbage.

It is nutritious and tasty, giving minerals that are hard to find in land grown vegetables.

Samphire grass is not a seaweed however, as pointed out by others earlier. It is a plant that grows in coastal waters and salt marshes.

If you get the opportunity, try some, you won't even pull a face at the flavour!

just bought and ate three packets with some tuna - quite salty and from the Middle East

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seaweed or not it lives in salty environment and is salted enough. use salt no more or unsalted butter

allegedly seaweed-consumption is one of the reasons for japanese men retaining healthy hair on their heads - don't know if this theory has been scientifically-validated.

might be true - i'm sure seaweed is full of healthy nutrients.

i used to buy tins of lavabread from a health shop - but haven't seen that product in stock recently.

morrisons sell packs of wafer-thin dried seaweed (from japan) - i recently got a 4-pack for 99p - don't know if this was a misprice.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ire

Marky Market

He's your man at the market; get in touch and he'll deliver the best that Smithfield and Billingsgate can offer, at the best price.

You haven't lived until you've tasted...The new season local samphire. It's just appeared at Billingsgate in the last couple of weeks, and I've been munching so much of it raw as I do my deliveries that I'm quickly developing whatever is the salt equivalent of hypoglycemia....

markymarket.com

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seb

Marky MarketHe's your man at the market; get in touch and he'll deliver … Marky MarketHe's your man at the market; get in touch and he'll deliver the best that Smithfield and Billingsgate can offer, at the best price.You haven't lived until you've tasted...The new season local samphire. It's just appeared at Billingsgate in the last couple of weeks, and I've been munching so much of it raw as I do my deliveries that I'm quickly developing whatever is the salt equivalent of hypoglycemia....http://www.markymarket.com



Live around the corner of Bills. will give it a go

let us know what it's like!

THE secret to long life is to eat a Mars Bar and an ice-cream everyday, according to 100-year-old Annie Samphire....

portsmouth.co.uk/new…303

nick nack bladderwack.

item about eating seaweed on saturday live.

about 20 minutes into programme.

bbc.co.uk/pro…fm9

i saw some samphire in tesco yesterday - but it was a bit pricey.

on this morning's woman's hour a seaweed expert reveals all about unst weed!!

bbc.co.uk/pro…q8r

haven't heard it mysefl yet so can't provide time in programme.

unst is famous for a luxury bus shelter.

i saw some samphire in tesco yesterday - but it was a bit pricey.

on this morning's woman's hour a seaweed expert reveals all about uist weed!!

bbc.co.uk/pro…q8r

haven't heard it mysefl yet so can't provide time in programme.

Seaweed Sisters

Writer and natural-food forager Fiona Bird speaks to Jane from the Hebridean Island of South Uist about the many uses of seaweed, and the pioneering group of Victorian women whose shared passion for collecting it set them apart from their peers and led them to some interesting biological and photographic discoveries.





Edited by: "seb" 11th Jul 2015
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