Finishing Salts

 

Herbs and Salt

Herbs and Salt

Our finishing salts are intended to “finish” your dish. All you need is a little dusting just prior to serving (or at the table itself). Our salts bring a complexity to your dish not always attained during cooking.

All our products are handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients available to us using organic, and/or those ingredients grown without pesticides or chemicals. Not only do we use these blends each day in our own kitchen, we use them in our high-end catering and personal chef business as well.

We encourage you to experiment on your own with our seasonings and rubs and see where your imagination can take you. Meantime, we’ll get you started with the basic uses.

Our finishing salts start with a custom blend of Pink Himalayan Salt, French Grey Salt, and Pacific Sea Salt from the San Francisco Salt Company. We love how the trio of salts come together into the perfect blend for us to use as a base for our salts.

Himalayan Salt, when left raw and in its natural state, is rich in nutrients and minerals. Pink Himalayan Salt re-mineralizes the body with minerals and trace elements essential to health and well being.

French Grey Salt is favored by the top chefs in France and all around the world and is hand-harvested. The salt obtains its natural grey coloring from the salt crystallizing on clay. The French Grey Salt in the blend we use is 100% natural and carries the ‘Nature & Progrès’ certification label from France.

The Pacific Sea Salt is is made by slowly evaporating waters of the Pacific. This salt offers the pure salt “taste” that we looked for to complement the complexity of flavors offered by both the pink and grey salts.

We couldn’t be happier with the blend we’ve selected. We tested a lot of salt before we settled on this blend as the base for our rubs, including looking at using each salt individually, but we felt that the combination of the three brought a unique element to our finished product.

All our salts should be used with a light hand in order to experience their nuances and to enhance, not cover, the flavors in your dish.

 

Herb Finishing Salt

A “secret” blend of fresh herbs and garlic with a hint of lemon zest make this a versatile salt to finish any savory dish. From beef to chicken, lamb to pork, fish to vegetables and salads, there is nothing this salt can’t improve. Blend it with a little grated parmesan cheese and toss it on your next bowl of popcorn.

Mushroom Finishing Salt 

A blend of dried porcini and portabello mushrooms, a dash of dehydrated soy sauce, and a little bit of hickory smoke amp up the umami in this rich blend.

Use it to finish a steak, a risotto, or a veggie burger, you won’t be disappointed.

Citrus Finishing Salt 

A blend of orange, lime and lemon zest — all grown without pesticides or even fertilizer from our (former) orchard near Santa Cruz, CA — zested by hand and blended to perfection with our salt trio. This blend sings on fish, pork, and chicken. Try it to finish off your next salad with a turn or two of black pepper. Mix it with sugar sprinkles and top your favorite shortbread with the mix.

Chili and Lime Finishing Salt 

Our blend of hand zested, pesticide free limes and red pepper flakes alongside a bit of smoky paprika will give any dish a little chili-lime flair. We like to use this salt to finish a taco, or a tequila-marinated flank steak fresh off the grill. It might be at its best when used on the rim of your next spicy margarita or bloody mary.