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

Sea Asparagus




– 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

2 servings

4 mins

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.

Step 2

Add the greens. Cook at medium-high heat for 2 minutes, turning a few times

Step 3

Transfer to a plate. Drizzle with lemon juice and add toppings of your choice.