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Friday, 13 September 2019

Sea Bass and Samphire ... just sublime !

Sea bass with courgette/zucchini and samphire/sea beans. Worldwide the same vegetable can be known by different names … confusing! Well, yes, at times!

But this recipe suggestion isn't confusing! In fact it's a tasty dish which is sure to impress, but is quite easy to prepare... read on and see for yourself.

Serves Two
11g carbs per serving
15 oz. sea bass, skin-on fillets
1 bunch fresh rosemary, stemmed and chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt and ground black pepper
2 zucchini/courgette
7 oz. sea beans/samphire
½ lime, the juice
1 bunch fresh basil

See here
Sea beans or samphire
Samphire is a bright green sea vegetable with a salty taste. Samphire is often compared to baby asparagus, and its high salt content means that seasoning needn’t be added during the cooking process. Quite often, it is simply boiled or steamed with a little olive oil or butter to create a delicious accompaniment to a main meal. It has a strongly oceanic flavour and, therefore, goes wonderfully with seafood. If samphire is not available, you can use any kind of seaweed, which also has a salty taste.
Nutritional Information 
Samphire is packed with an impressive array of nutrients. It is almost free of fat and extremely low in calories. It is also a great digestive aid because it contains plenty of healthy dietary fibre. Samphire contains a good amount of vitamins A and C as well as some of the B vitamins like folate. Samphire also contains various essential minerals responsible for many of the body’s vital functions including calcium, magnesium and potassium.
As well as its minerals and vitamins, samphire contains certain unique compounds found in various sea vegetables known as fucoidans. These compounds are known to have antioxidant benefits as well as excellent anti-inflammatory effects on the human body.
You can read more about Samphire, the vegetable from the sea here and here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas, and articles, within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan


CJ Kennedy said...

I've never heard of samphire or seen it at the grocery store. Sounds interesting.

Tom said...

...Sea beans is another new one for me.

Valerie-Jael said...

I've had sea beans, but it sounds delicious. Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

I don't think samphire (whatever it is called) is available in my land-locked city. I will have to investigate.l

William Kendall said...

As I'm not fond of seafood, I'd pass on this.

happyone said...

This is a new one for me too.

Sandi said...

Are those zoodles? Yum.

My name is Erika. said...

This fish looks absolutely delicious. I am a fish lover and will have to try out this recipe next time I made some fish. Happy weekend!

Lee said...

Vegetable fritters for me for lunch today! :)

Teresa said...

Me encanta. Un beso.

Chris Lally said...

Wow! That does impress! Thanks for the recipe, Jan:)

pam nash said...

I love all sea food. Looks very good.

Kezzie said...

I had Samphire at the Malyon hotel in Goathland and it was delicious!!! This recipe sounds awesome!

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

baili said...

looks compelling dear Jan!

i love vegetables and wait for the season