Salt & Caviar on my Mind
I recently discovered the amazing world of "salt". I know this sounds crazy considering I have been using salt in cooking forever now. But this is not your everyday salt I am referring to, but flavored salts that can take simple everyday foods from Yah that's Good to Oh My God, I am in Heaven :D
After having used these new found salts, I am finding it almost impossible to go back to plain old salt! There are several places that sell gourmet salts, both in stores and online. I would recommend going to a place that specializes in salts and tasting them if possible. I got all of my salts from this amazing little store in San Jose. The store offers over 200 salts & spices from around the world. It was extremely difficult to walk away with just a few, but loved the few that I brought back home.
Ghost Pepper Salt (SUPER spicy so use sparingly). Went great with avocado & mango
White Truffle salt. Paired very well with baked baby potatoes
Gray salt with Seaweed. Paired with grilled eggplant & pears
Murray River Pink Salt. Paired with the baked baby potatoes & drilled eggplant
Expresso Salt. Paired excellently with caramel ice cream as well as with lavender ice cream.
Given our dinner was already so decadent, I added caviar to the menu. The black caviar was served on boiled quail egg. The red caviar was served on boiled quail egg as well as with home made bread with some sour cream on top.
All these ofcourse go perfectly with a good champagne or mimosa :D