Try this recipe for samphire with beurre blanc, then check out more samphire recipes. Also read our guide on what is samphire and where to buy it for advice on sourcing this ingredient.


  • ½ shallot, finely diced
  • 100ml white wine
  • 100ml white wine vinegar
  • 180g samphire
  • 150g unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ a small bunch chives, finely snipped


  • STEP 1

    Put the shallot, white wine and white wine vinegar into a small frying pan and reduce to 3 tbsp. Meanwhile, blanch the samphire in boiling salted water for 1 minute, then drain.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk the cubed butter into the wine reduction over a low heat, one piece at a time, only adding another once the previous one is fully emulsified. Once all the butter is in the sauce, add the samphire and chives, season, heat through and serve.


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