3/21: THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! You guys gave some really great ideas for using these salts and it was tough to pick just one person, but I’m going to choose Kristie Edwards, a newby griller who plans on taking the grill over from her husband, who will feel empowered all sumer long to grill with these salts. She mentioned using the Genmaicha salt on a miso-teriyaki glazed Salmon filet. Yum! Congrats Kristie!
Im so in love with this giveaway!! You may have seen my post on making your own finishing salts, but you can’t recreate the flavors of sea salts from various parts of the globe. Each salt is indicative of the geography it comes from, giving the dish you use it on an exotic finish that will blow your mind with each bite. I first got into artisanal salts when I went to the Spice Quarter in Ft Lauderdale, who has a selection of over 400 rubs, spices, global sea salts and finishing salts, aged balsamic and olive oils – it’s like a trip to Disneyland for foodies. And they ship!
DESCRIPTION OF SALTS PICTURED IN THE ABOVE PHOTO BY “CLOCK” POSITION:
3 o’clock: Kala Namak Black Salt (India) – It’s high sulfur content makes this salt naturally taste like eggs and enhances any such dish including them like omelettes, curries, hollandaise/bernaise sauces, creme brulees and deviled eggs.4 o’clock: Himalayan Coarse Pink Salt (Pakistan) – Local weather, erosion and water leached essential minerals into the buried salt, imparting minerals color and taste good for any application.5 o’clock: Alaea Clay Red Salt (Hawaii) – Extracted from veins between layers of lava rock, purified clay is refined then bonded with white Hawaiian sea salt used to season and preserve/roast meats and fish.
6 o’clock: Espresso Infused Salt (USA) – A delicious addition to chocolates and desserts, it is also perfect for steak, eggs, pork and any sauce flavored with cognac, nutmeg, star anise, vanilla, cherry, nuts, berries.
7 o’clock: Alderwood Smoked Salt (Oregon) – Red Alderwood has been used to create an authentic, clean smoke flavor in the Pacific salt used to impart a BBQ flavor without your food ever touching the grill; use on salmon, other meats and sauces.
11 o’clock: Black Lava Salt (Hawaii) – Naturally enriched with activated charcoal to be used only as a finishing salt, where its robust flavor pairs well with all types of seafood, pork and vegetables.