September 28, 2014

You're a full-fledged foodie and love trying out new dishes. Experimenting with food is your passion and more often than not, you're testing out recipes you've seen online, in books or passed from friends and family. Now you're wondering how you can add some quick pizzazz (in taste and presentation) to some otherwise ordinary meals.

Finishing salt is a really easy way to instantly add flavor and elegance to any dish. The good news is that all you need is literally just a pinch prior to serving! What exactly is finishing salt? Essentially, it is sea salt with large crystals that is used to finish off a dish to improve flavor, texture and even to add color at times, depending on the variety. There are many types of finishing salt, but the popular ones include fleur de sel (also known as flor de sal), Himalayan salt, Hawaiian black salt, Bolivian salt and Cyprus flake salt.

Try sprinking finishing salt to amp up the flavor of these foods: steamed or roasted veggies, ice cream, poultry, seafood, salads, fresh tomatoes, steak, cookies, popcorn, soups, pasta, baked potatoes, home-made caramels, pork, hors d'oeuvres, fries, scrambled eggs and fruit. Be sure to keep your finishing salt in a handy container or salt mill at your table for easy, quick access.

At Laguna Salt, we pride ourselves in our wide variety of gourmet, quality, all-natural sea salts. Browse our finishing salts and our specialty flavor infused salts. Go ahead, have fun and play with your food!