Salt is nothing new. No, far from it. Salt has been added to foods for thousands of years. Lafayette Spices is a very new company (at least compared to the history of salt production) but boy oh boy do we love our salts! We currently carry several varieties of high quality exotic salts, and we’re continuing in that innovative stride to bring you three new options! They’re unique, flavor packed, and (frankly) really really good. When you’re talking about a finishing salt, you can’t hide the quality. It’s key that the salt you use for finishing a dish makes an impact – and these salts are guaranteed to do just that.
This is pure AOC Guerande Sea Salt that’s been slowly smoked over Beech wood for 10 days. The lengthy process results in superior flavor and texture characteristics. Unlike other smoked salt, no artificial flavors are used. This smoked salt is your best friend for grilled meats and poultry, but also more delicate items like chocolate, summer vegetables, and even shellfish.
Originating from the Kashmir region of India, our Himalayan salt is, of course, the pinkest of pink. Its rich iron content lends the salt its pink color by means of oxidation. The salt precipitated in the region 500 to 600 million years ago. The first records of people mining these salts dates back to the year 1200. Use it on smoky dishes, roasted meats, and vegetables.
Translating to Flower of Salt, Fleur de Sel hails from Guerande France and is known as the ‘Caviar of Salts’. Exclusively hand-harvested from select salt marshes, the bright white crystals are a complex balance of sea flavors and briny minerality. In short, the finest salt in the world. The crunchy texture and crystalline appearance make it a real gem for finishing fine slices of meat, foie gras, and crudo.