Salt is a natural flavor enhancer - a very light dressing of Amagansett Sea Salt (just a couple of grains per bite) brings out flavors already in your ingredients. Use our infused and flavored sea salt blends in the same way, while also adding an additional nuanced taste layer. Here are some salt/food pairings we use in our kitchen:
East Hampton Blend (with imported herbes de Provence) - Great on roasted veggies or roasted potatoes; simply cut vegetables, drizzle with olive oil, roast 20 minutes at 400 degrees, then sprinkle with salt. Also, we like this blend with steak right off the grill — no need to salt before.
Montauk Blend (with fresh lemon zest) - Seafood and veggies. The lemon brightens and the salt amps up flavors. 'Nuff said.
Bridgehampton Blend (with dill and fennel) - Bobby Flay's crew says to try this blend "sprinkled on roasted vegetables and in a Bloody Mary." We agree, but also suggest trying it on your fish.
Merlot Wine Blend (with Merlot Wine) - Pairs well with steak or grilled striped bass. Also, a fun idea: scoop vanilla ice cream, drizzle with high quality olive oil, then sprinkle with the Merlot Sea Salt — delicious!
Rosé Wine Blend (with Rosé Wine) - on sliced tomato or salad; also ideal for flaky white fish, such as flounder, sautéed shrimp or bay scallops. Sauté in olive oil, then finish with this salt. The hot pink flavor plays well on any white colored dish.
Truffle Blend (with Winter Truffles) - We love this on roasted duck. It is also great on a light pasta — like pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce — and perfect for creamy scrambled eggs. Oh yes, must have for popcorn!
Sag Harbor Blend (with Aleppo pepper and annatto) - When our foods need a bit spicing up, we reach for this blend. Not hot, but tangy, this salt blend pairs perfectly with vegetables, seafood and the rim of your cocktail glass.
Southampton Blend (with Madagascar vanilla) - Seafood restaurant chefs turned us on to this trick - use vanilla to bring out the sweetness in shellfish. A light dressing of vanilla salt makes your lobster roll rock!
Lavender Blend (with Lavender) - Great on grilled or roasted lamb chops. A perfect hors d'oeuvre idea is creamy goat cheese, drizzled with honey, then sprinkled with Lavender sea salt. Pair it all with a crispy baguette.
Please visit our Recipes section to read and see some of our favorite ways others use our extraordinary sea salt. Enjoy!