"Gourmet" salt and pepper
- steakman55 Feb 11, 2008 05:44 PM
I always use kosher salt when grilling, but wonder what results others have had with the sea salts. Also, any peppercorns worth buying beyond the grocery store variet?
I have an alder smoked sea salt that i love. i'm a big fan of smoked flavours.
I also have a sea salt blend with herbs and a bit of lemon peel, which i like to use with fish dishes.
pink peppercorns can be very nice. I keep meaning to try something like this
So funny that this post is here. I just took a 3 hour cooking class called "it's not just salt and pepper" where we used all different kinds of salts and peppers that made the food amazing. There is a tahitian salt that infuses vanilla into it that we seared scallops with and a very smoky pepper that we crusted onto pork before searing it. Go into a specialty store....they are worth experimenting with.
I never knew pepper actually had taste (I thought it just gave off heat) until I bought Penzey's India Tellicherry peppercorns and a grinder. I was absolutely amazed that it had a taste and is a spice! By all means, go try the good stuff.