Pyramid Salt

Katherine Loffreto

Salt is one of those things, it can either be completely looked over as an afterthought, or can be held high on a pedestal as a luxury ingredient meant to compliment a dishes flavors and textures. Here at Lafayette Spices, we believe that the salt you use is just as important as the truffles, caviar, and foie gras. It can be used to add a layer of flavor, color, and even texture to your finished composition. We offer three types of finishing salt, each with its own unique characteristics. These salts can be added at any time during the cooking process, but they show their highest potential when used to finish a dish. This allows the salt’s flavor to be at its most prominent, and the texture will really shine.

Our brilliant Pyramid Salt is truly a work of art in and of itself. A true Mediterranean delight, it hails from Cyprus Greece. 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.

Pyramid Salt is known for its dazzling and distinctive pyramid shape, light texture and mild taste. This gourmet flake salt is ideal for use in cooking, baking, and as a garnishing salt for fish and vegetable dishes. The delicate crystals can be crushed in the fingers to make a finer grained salt, or the whole crystals can be used for a toothsome crunch. Use it to top a slice of rare seared beef or add some texture to a caramelized sea scallop. It also works wonderfully on pastries – like a savory spanakopita or a rich dark chocolate mousse.

However you choose to salt your food, be sure to do it with cognizance. The salt you add can make a huge difference in the final outcome of the dish. Pyramid salt not only adds outstanding beauty and flavor to a presentation, but also exquisite texture.

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