Russ went and picked samphire down on the salt marshes today, then stir fried it to go along with a salmon dish we had at dinner. Young samphire is a little like asparagus (and often called sea asparagus) older stuff develops a woody core and you eat it a bit like aritichoke leaves pulling it through your teeth. It seems it grows throughout the world. Food.com doesn't recognise "samphire" and if you don't either, I suggest you look it up on Wikepedia. It's good and it's free!