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What's the best brand of sea salt?

asked by KelseyTheNaptimeChef about 4 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added about 4 years ago

Maldonsaltpic I'm a big fan of Maldon sea salt -- I like the flavor, but especially the texture which is made up of large angular flakes.

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Peter

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added about 4 years ago

I second the vote for Maldon. Something about the particular composition of the salt flakes makes them into very thin, hollow, angular pyramids. This gives a huge surface area with comparatively little actual salt. This, in turn, leads to great visual appeal, mouthfeel, and crunch without over-salting your food.

By the way, Maldon also makes a smoked version of their salt. Upon smelling it I purchased it with great excitement... but found the smoke component of the flavor to be so scant that if you didn't know it was there you'd miss it.

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added almost 4 years ago

Depends on what your looking for.