Sea Asparagus

Quick and easy way to prepare Sea Asparagus (Salicornia), an edible aquatic succulent, rich in folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin A, calcium and iron.

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– 1/2 lb 250 grams Salicornia (Sea Asparagus/Sea Beans/Samphire Greens) – 1 tbsp butter or ghee – 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil – 2 pinches black pepper – 2 pinches salt — or more to taste – Optional: – 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice – 1 tbsp sesame seeds – 1 tsp hot pepper flakes

Step 1

Wash and pat dry asparagus. Trim the ends (I cut about 2 centimeters at the end). Heat oil and butter in a cast iron pan of wok. Add the greens.

Step 2

Cook at medium-high heat for 2 minutes, turning a few times Transfer to a plate.
Drizzle with lemon juice and add toppings of your choice.

Step 3

Serve. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.


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