Gourmet Sea Salts: Thai Ginger & Vintage Merlot

Thai Ginger Salt

Thai Ginger Sea Salt is an all-natural blend of pure sea salt and fresh, juicy ginger. Spicy, tart and clean, this salt is one of the most popular because of its ability to add zest to both sweet and savory dishes. Delicious in Asian-inspired spice rubs and sauces, as an addition, topping or finishing salt for many desserts and pastries, or even as the star ingredient at your neighborhood salmon bake, Thai Ginger Sea Salt is the exotic taste that everyone loves.

Salt and Pepper Prawns with Chili Garlic Sauce and Fusion Thai Ginger Salt

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1½ pounds large headless shrimp/prawns, peeled and de-veined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Thai Ginger Salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Slices of fresh limes

Directions

In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil with the soy sauce, sugar, black pepper, chili garlic sauce and Thai Ginger Salt. Stir until the salt and sugar are completely dissolved. Set sauce aside.

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and then add prawns and cook until they are bright pink and cooked through.
  2. Remove the skillet from the heat and then stir in the sauce over the cooked prawns. Top with minced cilantro and additional Thai Ginger Salt to taste.
  3. Serve with fresh lime wedges.

 

Vintage Merlot Salt

Vintage Merlot Sea Salt is a fusion of complex, rich red wine from local Washington wineries and natural, pure sea salt. Flavorful and briny with a slightly tart, gently oaky finish makes this gourmet salt a flawless addition to any recipe that features wine. Vintage Merlot Sea Salt goes hand-in-hand as an ingredient in French fare, is a beautiful burgundy-colored finishing salt for chocolate truffles and desserts, but can work more humbly in a spice rub for any kind of meat. Vintage Merlot Sea Salt has long been a favorite of foodies and chefs around the world.

Arugula, Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fusion Vintage Merlot Salt

 Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 3 cups fresh baby arugula
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces burrata
  • ½ teaspoon Vintage Merlot Salt, or to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced or julienned

For the Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Vintage Merlot Salt, or to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. For the vinaigrette: combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together. Alternatively, you can add all ingredients to a mason jar, close the lid and shake until combined.
  2. In large bowl, toss together the vinaigrette and arugula.
  3. Arrange the dressed arugula on a large plate or serving platter. Arrange the slices of heirloom tomatoes over the arugula and place the burrata in the center of the salad.
  4. Season the tomatoes and burrata with Vintage Merlot Salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the basil leaves over the tomatoes and serve immediately.