Have you ever wanted to add a punch of lemony flavor to a dish, but don’t have any fresh lemons on hand? Fret not! Lafayette Spices has the solution! Lemon Pyramid Salt is a delicious, crunchy, gourmet salt that’s going to add a tantalizing citrusy burst to your next creation.
Great flavored salt can’t be made without a great base flake salt. That’s certainly the case for our Lemon Pyramid Salt - The flaky texture and excellent crunch make the Pyramid Salt us ideal for finishing any meal. In addition, by using sea salt flakes you encourage the reduction of salt in the cooking process, thereby decreasing overall salt intake, thus benefiting your health. All the sea salt flakes are produced in the old fashioned traditional way from Mediterranean sea water. In a dust-free environment, experienced salt makers heat up the sea water and let it evaporate until the delicate pyramid shaped crystal flakes appear. The salt is then harvested, dried, sieved and finally packed, all by hand.
Our brilliant Pyramid Salt is truly a work of art in and of itself. A true Mediterranean delight, it hails from Cyprus Greece. Officially called the Republic of Cyprus, it is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. The third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus is a beautiful place, and the art of making salt there dates back centuries. Early Cypriots would use the newly formed sea salt to preserve various meats, fish, and even vegetables. One popular dish from the area involves cooking a whole fish – packed entirely in the famous local salt.
The unique pyramid shape of the Pyramid Salt is created through the process of solar evaporation of sea water where the water is channeled into a chain of shallow ponds or lagoons and then into large pans where the water is gradually heated, forming the pyramid shapes of the salt. The process continues until the salt reaches 3% humidity, and can take up to two years to complete.
This fantastic pyramid salt is covered in an intense lemony coating – and it’s strong! A little goes a long way. It’s particularly wonderful on seafood applications. Try it sprinkled over a piece of pan roasted salmon, halibut, or cod. It would make an incredible finishing salt for mussels or scallops. We think one of the best applications is raw seafood preparation. The intense lemony pop would be remarkable on a shrimp or scallop ceviche. Or perhaps a sprinkling over a slice of rare seared tuna. Divine!
Alternatively, if seafood isn’t your thing – the Lemon Pyramid Salt makes an excellent accompaniment to poultry dishes. Roasted chicken and duck, grilled squab or quail, or what about… fried chicken! Our mouths are watering right now just thinking about the crispy crunchy crystals on a couple pieces of hot fried chicken. What a combo!
One thing is undeniable. That our Lemon Pyramid Salt packs the punch of a handful of lemons – in just a few flakes. It’s going to add bright bold citrusy flavor wherever you use it, and it’s very very likely that your guests will want the recipe. You might not ever need a fresh lemon again!