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Have you met the Sea Bean yet?

The sea bean aka sea asparagus or marsh samphire grows along seashores and in salt marshes..., and if I ever find it in a store around here I'll imitate Connecticut freelance chef Linda @ Play with Fire and Water and serve it up (cooked) coated in a mixture of toasted rice flour, butter, brown sugar (or poncillo), lime and cardamom..., and maybe crown it with a pearl too.

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  1. Very interesting. Nice post:)

  2. that's so cool.
    i have never heard of it.
    are they good ?

  3. This is a new one for me! Thanks for the lesson. This week I did White Sangria. Hope you'll link up over at Momtrends Friday Feasts:

  4. WOW!!! a new veggie, I never heard of them before. THANKS!!! for sharing. Geri

  5. I have not heard of the sea bean before either until a few days ago actually, so I don't know how it tastes..., I'd love to try so.

  6. I am not 100% sure that if it is the same thing, but I think we have it over here,too. I love them, I buy every week at the farmers market. My favorite receipe is its salad. Just with lemon, olive oil and crushed garlic. It's a very typical mezze of Aegean cuisine.

  7. ...well, i finally updated to your new blog...i am so bad!!! the sea bean sounds so neat. i would certainly give it a try...besides, i love sea kelp soup. xo, mickey

  8. A real fancy entree it sounds.

  9. This is so interesting! Of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

    I have never heard of this, but you know me, I had to google it and I read that it is the favorite vegetable of mermaids! I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for this intriguing veggie.

  10. look like sea snow peas..
    and i would definately try them if i ever
    see them offered on a menu :)

  11. I want to be on board here but I am a teeny bit scared. I love anything that comes from the sea but I might need a little coaxing to give this a try for some reason I think it might be slimy. And mind you I am not a picky eater. Always somthing new here, love it.

  12. Anonymous7/31/2009

    That's a new one on me. Haven't heard of the sea bean. But have you heard of this chick named Maya? She has a blog called Olive Rue. Lol. Apparently, after you commented on the Tybee post someone else called me Maya and then another blogger called me Maya. It started a chain reaction. I thought it was funny. Have a great weekend!

  13. I;ve never seen this. I hope you find some so I caI hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky is up and waiting for you to present one of your favorites crock pot recipes. The details for participation and the announcement for the first giveaway item are posted. Come check it out!n see how you use it.

  14. Anonymous7/31/2009

    I have had these samphires as a kid in New Brunswick Canada. They were all over the the tidal flats from the Bay Of Fundy..they have a slightly bitter taste, but steamed with butter, salt and a bit of lemon they were quite tasty. I used some stock photos today Maya. I have been sleeping hours and hours after yesterday's chemo and they somehow just made me feel peaceful.


  15. We get the same here on the French north coast, we call them "haricots de mer".
    A bientôt

  16. Anonymous7/31/2009

    I'd never heard of that. Very cool!

  17. Howdy
    Oh wow this was fabulous !
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a fantastic weekend .
    Happy Trails

  18. We used to eat pickled ones in France at the sea! What a fun reminder!

  19. That doesn't even look edible it is so pretty! Yum, I love seafood.

  20. It looks delicious. Haven't heard of this before. I've learned something today. Thank you for sharing!