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2015-08-10

Sea Asparagus / Le Salicornes



: Sea Asparagus : Samphire Greens : Sea Beans : Beach Asparagus :

Known throughout Canada as a local specialty produce, they are seen in Farmer's Markets coast to coast during the summer season. All these regional names belong to one plant, Salicornia. But it's rarely known outside of the harvest area due to seasonality. They look like a bouquet of tiny asparagus spears, and are naturally salted with sea water. Fresh plants are only available during short summer season, and some are preserved as pickles but turn into shade of brown.

At Azuma Foods Canada, we have successfully preserved these lovely gems into a year-round product that is easy to use, beautiful natural green color, and with wholesome texture! The little asparagus plants goes through a series of delicate hand processing to maintain its fragile and unique appearance.

Add a unique touch as garnish on any seafood dish (photo: Spicy Summer Fish Taco, Seasoned Wasabi Octopus), or use as salt replacement. For softer texture, they can be sauteed or cooked in broth. They are usually mixed fresh in Salads or Pickled in coastal places in Canada, England, Hawaii, Mexico, and Japan. For Japanese restaurants, garnish on Sashimi Plate or cook in Rice Pilaf is recommended.

Sea Asparagus / Le Salicornes