Hot Pickled Samphire recipe

Preparation Time: 24 hours | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This easy peasy hot pickled dish helps to reduce the saltiness of the samphire - it's very simple and perfect for serving with fish. If you use young samphire, skip the soaking step.


  • 400g samphire
  • 4 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Water


  1. Place samphire into water and cover. Leave to soak for a day, changing the water halfway through.

  2. Lift the samphire from the water and place into a frying pan. Fry for 2-4 minutes until tender.

  3. Add the vinegar, sugar and butter. Turn up the heat and cook until the juices start to turn slightly caramelised, then serve immediately.

You might also want to add a little lemon juice to the samphire in this recipe to add a little extra freshness. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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