We’re not sure what it is that makes Maldon Sea Salt so special, but there’s no doubt that this stuff is a cut above most other salts we’ve ever tried. It’s a favurite of chefs all over the world, and once you’ve tried it, it’s easy to see why.
Maldon Salt enhances anything it touches without imparting an overpowering flavour of its own. It has a clean, fresh taste that’s more complex and interesting than regular table salt. But what makes it really special isn’t the flavour, it’s the texture. It’s flaky, crunchy, and unusually tactile – sprinkling this stuff on food is weirdly fun!
There are an endless number of ways to make use of Maldon Salt in your cooking – just check out some of the recipes on their website. We’re particularly fond of using it with fresh seafish, especially if we’re baking it in the oven. It’s also great for seasoning any kind of meat dish, but especially steaks and roasts. Almost anything that goes on a barbecue will benefit from a sprinkling of Maldon Salt and cracked black pepper. And if you’re serving up a salad alongside, it will bring those fresh flavours to life.
But Maldon Sea Salt isn’t only good in savoury dishes. A small amount can add a wonderful complexity to muffins, chocolate cake and pastry tarts. Or sprinkle some on top of classics such as scones or hot cross buns. (If you’re making scones, don’t forget the clotted cream!)
Many online recipes, especially ones from the US, call for the use of kosher salt. This isn’t a type of salt most people from the UK or Ireland are familiar with. But if you’re trying to make something which needs kosher salt, Maldon Sea Salt is a perfect substitute – in fact, we would say it’s even tastier!