The saltmaker at the salt worksWe began Amagansett Sea Salt Co. in 2011 as an adventure marrying two of our favorite things – fine food and life by the sea! Today, salt making is our passion and finishing salt our full-time business.

Throughout our marriage, we spent time away from our then careers as attorneys traveling and enjoying the simple pleasures of a good meal, with the freshest ingredients, simply prepared and properly seasoned. We explored and were intrigued by the traditions of salt making in the most picturesque and tranquil places in the world. As we spent more and more time in our cherished childhood beach town of Amagansett, we began exploring the craft of salt making. What started as a hobby almost thirty years ago turned into years of refining our salt making process: from the design of our unique solar-evaporating salterns, to the manner by which we carefully tend our crop, to experimenting with flavors that pair well with our delicate sea salt.

Today, Amagansett Sea Salt is recognized by leading chefs as one of the world's most treasured finishing salts. Our culinary salts are used at outstanding restaurants and by chefs, cooks, gourmets, and food and beverage artisans of all levels. We invite you to work with our exceptional sea salt too!

We collect seawater from the Atlantic Ocean bucket by bucket, by hand, year-round. We do this because we know our finishing salt will make your food taste better whether you are a professional chef or a home cook. And we love creating something beautiful together.

Lines of saltOur salt is premium, unrefined, crunchy finishing salt, crafted entirely by hand in small batches from the Atlantic Ocean. Our traditional process utilizing open-air salt pans is entirely natural, requiring only the sea, wind, sun, and patience. We do not boil or oven-dry seawater. We do not trap the process in a greenhouse or a factory building. We use no anti-caking agents, bleaching additives, or other chemicals. We proudly craft our products to our exacting standards without cutting corners.

By carefully balancing solar evaporation and exposure to the crisp, clean ocean breezes, seawater slowly forms into white salt crystals having a mild and briny flavor with a soft, distinctive crunch. Our hand-cultivated American-made salt is slightly moist and moderately coarse (about 1/16" to 1/8" on edge), best described as tasting like the best fleur de sel, but looking and feeling like a cross of "sel gris" and "traditional" salt. It is valued for its briny taste of the Northeast and the Atlantic, for its pleasingly distinct texture (not too hard and not too soft), and for its beautiful grain shape, size, and color.

Amagansett Sea Salt is used in top-ranked restaurants, by producers of high-end food products, and by home cooks across the U.S. and the world. Our solar evaporated salt has been described by chefs as akin, but superior to fleur de sel (a James Beard award-winning chef said, "It's like the fleur de sel of New York"). Bon Appétit magazine wrote, "This salt hits the palate like Pop Rocks and tastes like a sea breeze." "This Amagansett salt tasted like jumping into the ocean off Long Island," wrote another James Beard award-winning chef. We invite you to use our salt and improve and elevate the flavor of your dishes too!Save

Grilled beef sirloin, potato purée, ramps, & black garlic dressed with Amagansett Sea Salt at the Dabney DCDress your foods with a light sprinkle. Go light - depending on the food, 1, 2, or 3 grains per bite of food is all that is needed. Salt boosts and intensifies foods' natural flavors. Amagansett Sea Salt is generally used as a "finishing salt" - also referred to as a "plating salt" or a "post-plating salt" - applied directly to foods once they reach the platter or plate to bring out and amplify foods' flavors and to add visual interest with a pop of texture.

Our Pure Amagansett Sea Salt is the go-to salt we use on everything. Turn to our flavored infused and blended salts when looking to add an additional a bit of taste, nuance, or color. Go to the Serving and Pairing Suggestions page for some suggested salt/food pairings. Jump to the Recipes page for inspiration from professional chefs and food writers who use Amagansett Sea Salt. Browse the photos and descriptions of our Individual Salts for additional ideas and suggestions.

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