Monday, September 21, 2009

Sea Salt

It was exactly as easy as I thought it would be. Used a simple doubled-over cheesecloth to filter. 32 oz of ocean water took about an hour to boil down and yielded a little less than a shakerful.

I thought it would smell like the beach in my hou
se while it was boiling down, but it kind of just smelled like soup. Maybe I make my soup too salty.

Used it in a lamb braise this evening... yum yum!

On the minus side, look what it did to my pot:

Luckily, it didn't take that much elbow grease to clean out.

Overall, I vote it's much worth the effort, so long as your mom lives on the beach and you visit her frequently. For those of you who don't match that description... I dunno. Get some salt mining tools.

Beat the eggs. Whip the cream. Show no mercy.


Josie said...

that is too cool! I don't know about grabbing some water from the Long Island Sound (my boyfriend's family lives there).... maybe I will have to wait for a trip further North on the Coast near Maine ;)

Tropical Locavore said...

I have been meaning to do this absolutely forever. I also thought it would make a neat holiday present to give out. I think I'll do it this weekend.