Almira – Aλμύρα – Tamarix gallica11 comments Jun 3rd, 2010 | By Tobias | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings
One can find a lot of Almira these days in Greece. The plant grows along the Mediterranean coast. Almira is found a lot in France as well. The bush or small tree grows near the shore. It can handle salt water well. This is obvious out of the Greek name which means “salty”.
Almira is served like Chorta, fairly plain. Is is just being cooked and then served with salt, pepper and oil as a cold salad. The taste is difficult to describe. It has a nutty flavor and maintains a crunch when cooked properly.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- some olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Bring water to boil in a pot. add the Almira and let it cook for 10 minutes. The plant should not get too soft. Drain and let it cool down. Add some Lemon, olive oil, salt an pepper and serve.