Originally a foraged vegetable by sailors to prevent scurvy Crambe Martitima or Sea Kale as it’s commonly known as, is a beautiful seasonal vegetable that according to the famous Mrs Beeton’s Book of household Management was in “very general use,” during the Victorian Era.
Often compared to asparagus it grows for a short season but will return each year as perennials do. Tender and sweet it requires very little cooking. In fact the best way to enjoy this delicacy is just to gently poach it in a salted butter with a drop of water. It takes 30 seconds to cook no more. Eat immediately with some cracked black pepper and a chilled glass of English Sparkling wine.