What is sea asparagus? I first heard of it a few years ago and, oddly for me, only tried it this year. It vaguely resembles asparagus – in much the same way that it looks like swollen rosemary. In other words, if you close your eyes, rub them really hard and look at the asparagus in a dimly lit room while wearing 3D glasses, it may or may not look exactly like asparagus (wild or domesticated).
Sea asparagus goes by many other names including sea bean, saltwort, pickleweed and even marsh samphire.
All kidding aside, it’s wonderful to eat….