Salt of the Sea : Maldon Sea Salt Guest Blog
Rebecca Silburn | 28 July 2016
Not many seasonings come with a royal seal of approval, but then not every season is Maldon Sea Salt. We received a Royal Warrant on our 130th anniversary in 2012 and we’re proud to be fit for a queen - literally.
Salt makers born and bred, we’ve been hand harvesting our world famous salt flakes from the coastal town of Maldon since 1882. Located here we take a slightly salt-centric view of the world. With its artisanal production, Maldon Sea Salt continue to make it in the way it has always been made, using the same traditional methods passed down through the centuries. Why change a good thing? If this sounds easy remember that there’s an art in temperature and timing and in particular, the traditional ‘drawing’ of the salt by hand from the pans, that confounds anyone without a salt maker’s skills.
Still family owned and ran by the fourth generation, Maldon Sea Salt is a prestigious and unique product known for its flavour and quality, sought after by chefs and aspiring cooks around the world.
Unashamedly foodie, we revel in the taste that a little seasoning from Maldon Sea Salt brings to dishes from every day to gourmet. Take a pinch between the pads of thumb and middle finger, grinding them a little to break down the bigger crystals, and voila, bon-appétit, you won’t regret it.
Maldon Sea Salt recipe inspiration
Take advantage of the best of British vegetables this summer. Brighten up your al fresco dining with the vibrancy of this season’s best and add a pinch of Maldon Sea Salt to roasted asparagus with a shaving of parmesan.
If you’ve come this far, then the notion that salt is salt is surely old hat. But any lingering doubts will be put to rest by the rather wonderful thing that is Maldon Smoked Sea Salt. Here’s a little trick, combine a mixture of sea salt, smoked salt and black pepper to season your steak to perfection this summer.
For a light, healthy summertime dish try Cod with Maldon Sea Salt, this recipe is super simple and totally delicious. Take skinned, deboned cod fillets and cover them with Maldon Sea Salt, after 45 minutes rinse the fillets under running water to remove the salt. Then poach the cod in milk infused with thyme and a bay leaf for around 6 minutes and serve with a tomato and thyme vinaigrette.
If you’re looking for a snack to accompany a glass of wine in the garden try spiced glazed walnuts with rosemary and Maldon Sea Salt. Combine oil and butter in a pan and walnut halves with brown sugar to caramelise. Stir in cayenne pepper, rosemary, pepper and Maldon Sea Salt and stir together for a couple of minutes. This is perfect as a quick snack or as an addition to a cheese board.