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Newest Obsession-Finishing Salts

I'll be trying some new salts for cooking and finishing, as I have been reading about them. Fleur de sel and Sel gris, both from France. Anybody have any insight or experience with finishing salts?
Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    edited November 2012
    SWMBO recently bought some Himalayan salt - course for the grinder and fine.   They taste salty.  And that's my favorite seasoning.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,950
    I mainly use it for fermentation(sauerkraut) and finishing. The higher moisture content of it keeps it from sucking moisture out of the food(veggies and fresh fruit). It's great sprinkled on a steak after cooking. The minerals from sea water give it a complexity not found in regular NaCl.

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  • Isn't all salt   sea salt?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    Pickling salt is pure sodium chloride. 

    Sea salt is mostly sodium chloride, but with some other minerals.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,950
    Isn't all salt   sea salt?
    Here is a good synopsis from our friends at Morton's.
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  • Isn't all salt   sea salt?
    Here is a good synopsis from our friends at Morton's.
    Very interesting !!

    Alexander City,Al
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    I guess you could argue that salt that was mined on land was sea salt, because the land was once covered with salt water and then the water receeded.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • There are a ton of salts available. Generally it's all sea salt mixed with the mineral content of the rock where it is harvested. Mined salt is typically just salt.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,628
    Adam Perry Lang has a chapter in his book, Charred and Scruffed about finishing salts.  He moistens kosher salt with a vinegar, wine, lime or lemon juice.  Then add herbs and spices.  Make a slush and lay out on parchment paper.  105 degrees in a food dehydrator for 12 hours.  It is on my list of things to try. 
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Better than a bath salt obsession.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    Bath salts have been delivery systems for designer drugs for years.  Yur not suppozed to EAT it!
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    I got some Himalayan Pink Salt last year for Christmas. Haven't used it/forgot I had it till now. Wasn't sure how to use it and didn't want to waste it.

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    Thanks. I remember pulling up that exact page when I got it. Guess I need to break it open and try it.

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