(Deniz Börülcesi Salatası - Aegean Region)
Branch of Samphire
1 or 2 clove garlic, sliced or mashed
Extra virgin olive oil
Red pepper flakes, optional
Cut off the white roots, separate the stalks from each other and wash.
Add the samphire into the boiling water without salt and boil for about 7-8 minutes (depending on the toughness). Drain and rinse under cold running water.
If the main stalks are too thick; brush them off with your fingers. Place them in a serving dish. Sprinkle the garlic slices and dress it up with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice while it is still warm. Serve as a salad or as a side dish:)
*Do not add salt in water while its boiling. Because Samphire contains a lot of salt in it:)
**You can also eat young samphire as a raw vegetable; it's crunchy, delicious and unique:)
***Samphire aka Sea Asparagus or Sea Beans or sea fennel