What is Maldon salt?
Thanks to its unique flakiness and delicate flavor, Maldon sea salt is considered the finest finishing salt in the world. In the last several decades, Maldon salt has received praise from top chefs like Ruth Rogers, owner of the River Cafe in London. In her first cookbook, she insisted on Maldon as the must-have finishing salt. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver also uses it as his go-to finishing salt. And in 2012, Maldon salt received the coveted seal of approval from the British Royal Family!
Why does everyone love Maldon salt?
Unlike regular table salt, Maldon sea salt is minimally produced without homogenizing or anti-caking chemicals. The result is a characteristic flavor that has a savory zing and a nuanced whisper of sweetness. Not as salty or bitter as other varieties, Maldon salt also has a clean aftertaste. The naturally formed pyramid-like shape of the salt crystals gives the salt flakes a satisfying crunch, as well as a mellow saltiness that helps enhance the flavors of savory and sweet dishes with precision.
How to Use Maldon Salt
Maldon sea salt flakes are known for being a wonderful finishing salt, perfect for adding a punch of flavor to dishes right before serving. Sprinkle the snow-white salt flakes on seared meats, salads, caramel, and more.