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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Samphire Salad

(Deniz Börülcesi Salatası - Aegean Region)

Samphire Salad
Branch of Samphire
1 or 2 clove garlic, sliced or mashed
Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice
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



At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Asli said...

Merhabalar, ben de Kanada'da yasiyorum ve deniz borulcesini cok severim. Burada bulabiliyor musunuz?

At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Thank you, Binnur
It is a very interesting dish.
I never saw samphire here, in Toronto.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Asli,
Gecen ay bati yakasindaydim ve markette gorur gormez alip yaptim salatasini, tabi resmini de cektim:)
Az once google da da deniz borulcesi ile ilgili konusmalari buldum, sayfa adresini veriyorum:)
Konusmada da soyledigi gibi, Yorkville Whole Foods'da veya Lawrence Market'te de bulunuabilir. Bayview Village'daki mini markete de bakmak lazim:)
Buradan bir arkadasim, Kanada'da dogu kiyilarinda da bulundugunu soyledi!
Aslicigim, buraya da bak:)

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex,
I was at the West Coast last month and I was surprised to see it in a supermarket. I bought it to make a salad and took a picture:) Afterwards, I found some information about samphire at and it could
also be possible to get it here;)
And, I was told by a friend of mine... that it's very common in Eastern Canada:)
Also check this out Alex:)

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is deniz burulce popular in Turkey? I Like its unusual look :) Nat

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Nat,
It depends on where you live Nat, because it grows on rocks in mouth of a rivers and along shorelines since Türkiye is surrounded by the sea on three sides. It is more popular along the sea shores, especially western
parts and Marmara:)

At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Asli said...

Cok tesekkur ediyorum. Sevgiler.


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