Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Alderwood smoked sea salt
I came across this amazing salt about five years ago while I was staring in awe at the shelves of the Seattle spice market World Spice. I have a pretty decent collection of salts and I had never tried a smoked salt so I had to buy a few ounces. It's actually a Pacific sea salt that is cold smoked for a few days over red alderwood. It has a strong briny salt taste with a good, heavy dose of smokiness to it. A little definitely goes a long way. And believe me, I learned the hard way! I found that it's perfect on salmon or grilled pork chops and It really enhances almost anything you toss on the BBQ. I know kosher salt is your friend or maybe sea salt's your pal (if you're friends with table salt you're hopeless) but you should check out some of the varieties out there. Check out the World Spice link to the right over there, somewhere. Tell them I sent you!