Samphire Salad Recipe / Deniz Börülcesi Tarifi

Deniz Börülcesi

Here is the recipe for Samphire Salad / Deniz Börülcesi Salatası. It is a refreshing dish, but not very popular. Even many Turkish ladies see it but do not prepare it. On the other hand for the British, French, Dutch and Japanese samphire is not a new news. Actually during May and June it is very often seen in the Turkish markets. Probably the reason that it is not too often a guest at many homes is because the preparation is somewhat different and it is found too salty. With this recipe you will see that when boiled and cooked with this recipe it is a nice, refreshing dish.

Samphire

I hope you try and like it because samphire has many rare minerals and calcium. It is very cheap as well.

To make it less salty prepare a pot of boiling water and add the samphire in it. Add also 3 garlic cloves to the boiling water to add flavour.

Cook until samphire is soft enough to take out the stem. Gently push out the edible darker green part and discard the stem. If you turn gently back and forth it will come out easily. In Turkish samphire is called deniz börülcesi-sea pea making one think that the plant is grown under the sea; but it is probably because of the fish bone like stem it has. You have to check each and every one for this stem and take it out.

Peeling Samphire

Once you get rid of the thick stem in the  middle of each one, mix well with good quality olive oil, some pomogranate sauce and vinegar. You are ready to serve. Goes perfect as a side dish to fish dishes due to its name in Turkish.

Serving Samphire

Samphire Salad / Deniz Börülcesi Salatası
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Full of uncommon minerals and calcium. Low calorie.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Samphire Salad / Deniz Börülcesi Salatası
Print Recipe
Full of uncommon minerals and calcium. Low calorie.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cut off and discard the bottom part of the samphires and wash them.
  2. Bring to boil about a liter of water in a pot. Add 3 garlic cloves, you don't need to peel them at this stage.
  3. Add also the samphires and boil over medium heat for about 7-8 minutes. Take out one and check if it is easily peelable. If so, remove all from the water and start peeling.
  4. To peel hold a samphire from the bottom and gently push out the dark green side. If you switch it slightly back and forth it will come out easly. You don't need to cut them but if they tear while peeling you can still use these pieces.
  5. Take out the garlics out of the water and peel them now. Chop to tiny pieces.
  6. In a small bowl mix the chopped garlic, olive oil, vinegar and pomogranate sauce. Add also red pepper flakes if you choose to add.
  7. Pour the sauce on the samphire and mix well and serve as a side dish.
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One comment on “Samphire Salad Recipe / Deniz Börülcesi Tarifi
  1. Katja says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe.
    I always looked at the vegetable at the market and wondered what it might be.

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