Cooking with Salt
Plain and simple, salt makes everything better. Here are 5 techniques for making the most of this gift from the sea.
Recipe: Zesty Shrimp Salad
Kosher salt's course texture makes it ideal for roasting—the large crystals lock together to form a strong crust and seal in moisture.
Recipe: Salt-Roasted Whole Red Snapper
Thinly slice or chop preserved lemons (both rind and flesh), and add to fish, lamb, or chicken recipes. They also give a big flavor boost to tuna, lobster, and pasta salads. Remember to taste the dish before seasoning with additional salt.
Recipe: Preserved Lemons with Rosemary
Use gourmet salts as a finish just before serving a dish. Atop fudge, flaky types shaped like pyramids or thin shards show up the best and won't overpower the sweet. Here, sprinkled sea salt surprises the palette and brings out rich, dark chocolate flavor.
- Recipe: Bittersweet Fudge with Sea Salt