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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Salt of the Earth

Salt. It is a substance that we use everyday. There are more kinds and varieties of salt then I ever thought. Most good recipes cal for Kosher Salt.  The reason for this is that nothing has been added to the salt other what is there naturally - sodium chloride.  However now we see several new types of salt on the market. Some will be gray, or pink or brown and many will have added flavor such as smoke. Each one has many uses can add a nuance to your cooking.  I recently tried some Himalayan Pink Rock Salt.  It has a very strong salt flavor.The color comes from iron mineral in the area where it is mined.  Try a different salt - you might just be surprised.  But be careful as these have a higher concentration of sodium.  Try a little bit first you can always add more, but you can't take it out.

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