Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sea Beans

In my neighborhood and other marshy areas near the ocean grow a type of plant known in the culinary world as Sea Beans or Glasswort. It's a plant with long thin stalks that grow directly in the coastal sea water; it is a type of succulent with a salty asparagus flavor. It's best to eat in small quantities due to its high salt content, more of a garnish that's good with seafood. Simply boiled, I think it could be a different and interesting substitute for french beans in classic salad Nicoise.

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