Hawaiian Salt

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Immediately after buying our overpriced box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts, I regretted not sharing a more unique Hawaiian souvenir with my friends and coworkers. I had fanciful images of bringing home clusters of apple bananas, branches of rambutans, wedges of sugar cane, and bundles of lychee to pop in our mouths.

The chocolates were quickly scarfed, and I felt less guilty about holding back my personal Hawaiian souvenirs of specialty salts:
Blocky chunks of orange Alaea Sea Salts await my culinary inclinations. Colored with red iron oxide laden Hawaiian clay, I wonder if I could transform them into fluffy red flakes with a boil down? The bag of Hawaiian Isle Seasonings Chili Salt is beautifully studded with chili flakes, and perfumed with ginger and garlic. These would be great to toss into poke to lend a crunch of texture to the smooth fish, like we enjoyed up at Mashiko in Seattle.

Not only are these salts gorgeous, they pass through air port security in a breeze.

Hawaiian Chili SaltRed Clay Alaea Sea Salt

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4 Comments

posted April 16th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Lol… I’m not sure that I would let your salt pass at customs… I might just have to take a taste… maybe even a sample… ;p It looks lovely, and must be quite tasty.

posted May 27th, 2007 at 10:24 am

I tried Alaea Hawaiian salt in 1971 on the North Shore of Hawaii and it was delicious. I used Alaea on my corn that I had roasted over an open flame. Coming back to the mainland I use it as a flavor for Organic Corn Tortilla Chips.

- ric
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