Salt is the prism through which the ingredients, dishes, and people of the wolrd can be experienced in all their fullness and variety. This may sound like hyperbole, but sprinkle the light flakes of sea salt on a fresh seafood filet and you will experience a dynamo of flavor sure to strum at your taste buds!
- Salts is food's most effective flavor enhancer. The use of salt creatively, as an ingredient with distinct physical properties and culinery traditions, finds its fullest expression in finishing salts. Our salts have been composed to help everyone- from professional chefs to rapid foodies to regular eatin'folk of every stripe- gain a working understanding of finishing salt.
The marvel of finishing salts is that no single set of definitions can fully explain them. However, here are some ground rules for working with these finishing salts:
1) use less salt—or none at all—during the preparation of a dish, leaving your food with its natural flavor before finishing with salt;
2) appreciate salt as a object, opening yourself up to the mineral burst of an undissolved salt crystal on your food;
3) experiment freely, be playful, taking the opportunity to use your own creativity to explore your unique food, cooking, and taste preferences. Once you achieve success using finishing salt you will never go back.
We carry a variety of finishing salts here at Spice Traders and we are always adding to the selection. There is a flavor for any food or dish so come on down and check them out!
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