Tell me about Malden Salt
- missclaudy Aug 20, 2006 06:55 PM
I've been reading about Malden Salt and have developed yet another food obsession. Before I order a lifetime supply ,I want to hear what folks who have used it think of it and is there anywhere to order it cheaply? Thanks.
It's from England. It is very nice and it is very thin flakes as big as a child's little fingernail. It's crunchy and the angles nick your tongue and that makes it sort of sparkley like a salt pop rock on your tongue. Wonderful in the last moment on salads and tomatoes. It comes in regular and organic. Look in a local gourmet store.
If you want to Google more suppliers, try it under Maldon rather than Malden.
I do find the idea of salt being termed organic rather funny, because it's by definition not organic: it's a mineral (rock), not the product of a living thing.
it's also good on avocado, watermelon and cantaloupe slices. salt "pop rock" is an apt description! love the brightness on the tongue — it certainly does "sparkle".
I used to snicker at the different kinds of salt....thought it was just another hype.
Then I heard Nigella say that she always uses Maldon salt. Since I am a slave to Nigella, I went and got some of this pricy stuff. Well, she's right! I love the way it comes in flakes and granules. You can either sprinkle it over whatever you're making or rub it between your fingers to break it up. I am probably just halucinating due to Nigella-mania, but I really do think it tastes better.
I use Maldon and I like it. I'm not a big salt connoisseur. I used to use kosher salt in the US, but in England I haven't found any, so the Malden works for me. But I don't use it for things like salting the pasta water. That seems like a waste, so I use the regular table salt.
I love it best of all my salts. In fact, it travels with me everywhere I need to cook something.
I use kosher salt in cooking and Maldon to finish a dish.
Completely and absolutely addictive.
I've been using Maldon salt for the past 3 or so years and I just love it. As mentioned above, it is a waste to use it as a general-use salt, but for foods where you really want the salt taste to come out it is my favorite even above other "gourmet" salts.
I have Maldon in my salt pig to add directly into dishes, but I also have a salt grinder filled with it to put on just done fries and the like. If you use it as a finishing salt you'll really notice the difference in taste.