This naturally harvested salt from France’s Atlantic coast is often termed the ‘caviar’ of salt. Use Fleur de Sel as a universal replacement for table salt, on edamame, sprinkled on chocolate (incredibly good), creamy risotto, chopped napa cabbage, seared chicken breast, or almost any grilled fresh water fish.
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- Flexible alternate (and improvement) for table salt
- Hand-dried raspberries or strawberries (dry fruit will ensure the salt flakes retain a crunch)
- Thinly sliced cucumber with a drizzle of olive oil
- Roasted garlic (bake whole garlic in tin foil, drizzle with olive oil and Fleur de Sel- serve with baked bread and brie)
- Pasta simply tossed in butter and a bit of red wine vinegar
- Homemade caramels (sprinkle on the top for a crunchy surprise)
- Whole in-pod edamame beans (it is ok to use frozen that have been defrosted in the microwave)
- Grilled beef tenderloin
- Salad of raw Napa cabbage, lightly toasted rye seeds, and champagne vinegar
- Lightly grilled watermelon (this preparation concentrates the sweet flavor and dries the outside slightly, which elevates the crunch of the Fleur de Sel)
- Atop a classic Arborio risotto
- Mixed with panko breadcrumbs as a breading for chicken
- Micro-greens from pea, fennel or radish shoots
- Panned fried fresh-water fish filets, like bass or perch (add a sprinkle right before serving)
The name “Fleur de Sel” is French for “flower of salt”. Since its paper-thin flakes are so prized, Fleur de Sel can only be hand-harvested from ancient salt flats in a time-honored process by artisan workers off the Brittany peninsula of France. This salt from the pristine Atlantic coastal waters contains no bleaching or anti-caking agents, or other additives of any kind.
Natural unrefined sea salt.
BEST Finishing Salt
Posted by Sarah J on November 14, 2017
This is the cream of the crop for finishing salts. It doesn't get anymore delicate and tasty than Fleur de Sel. It's what all the chefs use too.
My Absolute Favorite!
Posted by Unknown on December 30, 2014
Love this salt. Has basically replaced my table salt for its delicate flakes yet delectable taste. I purchased this for my Nephew for the holidays and he is excited to try it out as a new cook---i thought i would start him off with the best
Posted by Unknown on September 26, 2013
this is a great finishing salt but it had quite a bit of moisture
Flaky, clean and crisp...
Posted by Alana M. on August 8, 2009
This is the salt that begins it all. Great. Flavorful and crispy. I have had lots of fleur de sel (or at least what people told me was fleur de sel), but this was the real thing. Fluffy, flaky and great.
Natural unrefined sea salt.