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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 22 September 2013 in Food & Cuisine.

A slice of Salmon (Sockeye if I remember correctly) accompanied by samphire. We came across the samphire (also known as Sea Asparagus) growing on the shore by the dock. I recognised its shape but felt the need for confirmation, This was difficult as most locals don't seem to bother with it, but using the internet we got enough corroboration to take the risk. I later came across reference to it in the book I was reading' Passage to Juneau, a sea and its meaning' by Jonathan Raban. Captain Vancouver was well aware of its properties and fed it to his men to stave off scurvy.

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/42 second F/4.5 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

No worries about scurvy, then . . that must be a relief. Must say this looks excellent.

22 Sep 2013 5:37am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb ! À very beautiful photo .

22 Sep 2013 7:48am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like a lovely dish, that samphire has the look of dill, I wonder what it tastes like?

22 Sep 2013 8:34am

@Curly: Not a lot of taste to it, (subtle is the word I think:) but it has a nice crunchiness and adds saltiness naturally to the dish. We get it in the UK. It grows on various parts of the coast

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent text information ... Thanks Grouser! very interesting. And a sockeye appetizing! ... Bon appetit ... although not if it is a small amount for many diners as we visited the picture!

22 Sep 2013 10:41am

@Adela Fonts: Enough for four. There are more food items out of shot :)

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Very beautiful composition, with a plate that makes you want to eat, the fish and accompaniment look excellent. A very nice picture and thank you for the information.
Have a good Sunday.

22 Sep 2013 11:25am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel beau poisson et vue une très belle assiette.

22 Sep 2013 4:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A delicious looking meal - and image!

22 Sep 2013 4:55pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Mmmm, that looks yummy, we pick samphire up here on the Wirral. There's loads of it. I can't believe how much it costs in the shops.

22 Sep 2013 5:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It looks really good! I love salmon! I have never heard of sea asparagus before. I always like trying new things.

22 Sep 2013 6:06pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I tried Samphire for the first time about 2 months ago-I really like it, and with the subtlety of the salmon, I bet the combo was great

22 Sep 2013 9:26pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Well photographed, and I admire your bravery in foraging wild greenery. As a city boy, I have to let someone tell me what's safe to eat.

22 Sep 2013 10:57pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Thanks for posting this. I enjoy food shots, and very interesting about the veggies. That is very brave. I know people who teach edible strolls through nature. We must swing back.

23 Sep 2013 1:00pm

1/42 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)