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French Herb Blend Sample

0.25 Ounces

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Salt Summary

A vivacious herb combination that captures the essence of the French countryside is harnessed in this blend with the clean taste of fleur de sel. For a luxurious finish we add notes of truffle to round out the flavor. Crazy-good on french fries, seared halibut, cold turkey breast (thinly sliced), or grilled cheese with tomato & avocado.

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Recommended Uses

  • Sprinkle on seared halibut
  • Add to freshly made French fries
  • Heap onto a plate of olive oil for an amazing dip sensation
  • Atop a spinach salad with shaved romano cheese and a squeeze of lemon juice
  • Sprinkle on a yellow tomato gazpacho
  • Add to skinless chicken breast before roasting
  • Mix with red wine vinegar and olive oil for instant salad dressing
  • Finish a simple avocado and beet salad with this blend and a squeeze of lime juice
  • Combine with ground chuck prior to forming burgers
  • Sprinkle on steamed new potatoes
  • Add to gnocchi with freshly grated parmesan
  • Finish grilled sea bass or trout with this blend
  • Sprinkle on Italian couscous with butter and flat-leaf parsley

Salt Story

One of the most popular ways to augment the flavor of salt is through the use of blended herbs. Indeed, dried herbs and salt are a regal pairing, both logical and yummy. During our taste tests with our Salt Chef, we were delighted to be introduced to the fancy-pants "herbes de provence" hailing from the countryside of southern France. We quickly learned that there is excellent justification for Mr. Herb D. Provence to be wearing such exquisite trousers! This enchanting herb combination possesses incredible depth of earthy-green flavor, capturing the very essence of happy little herbs flourishing on a sunny French hillside and depositing those flavors right into your mouth. It is really that good.

So without question, we needed to have our Salt Chef craft a blend around the almost-religious experience of flavor we discovered in herbes de provence. As background, although the exact mixture and proportion of ingredients in herbes de provence varies between suppliers, we chose a combination that included oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, fennel and, importantly, lavender flower. Franco-culinary purists argue that a true herbes de provence must contain lavender flower as this helps bind the flavors and aromas of the other ingredients into a single taste sensation. Of course, the only salt we would ever imagine blending in a jar with these divine herbs is the luxurious fleur de sel, especially since all of these ingredients are native to France (so they speak the same language, if you know what we mean). For a final act of panache, our Salt Chef blends in black truffle panko that adds both extra depth of flavor and a satisfying crunchy texture to this already amazing blend.

As with most of our salt blends, the aim was to make French Herb a highly versatile agent of flavor, and so we encourage the hobby chef and cooking enthusiast to think "outside the shaker" and try this salt on a wide variety of dishes! For instance - in a late night act of culinary craziness, we made grilled cheese with thick cuts of heirloom tomato and a sprinkle of this salt right in the oozy cheese center. Wow, was this amazingly good! It also proves that the flavors of this French Herb Blend can really stand up (with style) to almost any application. Try it with most any chicken or fish dish or atop raw vegetables, and you will not be disappointed.

Premium Ingredients

Fleur de sel, organic oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, fennel, lavender, and black truffle panko.

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  1. Obviously high quality, but...

    Posted by Scott outside of Boston on March 1, 2010

    This salt is very fragrant, the herbs really seem potent. I tried it on a variety of dishes and thought it was good, not great. For oil dipping I thought it was too salty (I know that may sound weird about a salt, but for me anyway, oil shouldn't be so salty). I thought the packaging was really top notch for a sample, and even though it didn't seem like a lot at first, it went a long way. I think there are definitely great applications for this salt, I just ran out before I could find a great one.

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Fleur de sel, organic oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, fennel, lavender, and black truffle panko.
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