Shingle veg

DAY 167 (19 SEPTEMBER) – Sea kale (Crambe maritima) (Deal, Kent)

At a distance this looked just like cabbage, but on closer inspection its thick leaves resembled a succulent. I’ve never it seen before, though I read it’s common above the high tide mark on shingle beaches.

Apparently the shoots are edible and served steamed with bechamel sauce or melted butter. Glimpsing the French coast on the horizon, I wonder if it would appear on their menus…

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