The 10 Most Expensive Salts
December 13, 2010
Korean Oyster Bamboo
With no moisture, this salt can be used for finishing a dish or while cooking, but should be used sparingly on spicy foods.
Price: $28.50 for a 1.2-ounce jar.
A light and refreshing finishing salt that works well on salads, ceviches, vegetable soups and fish. Perfect to top off delicate foods for a beautiful mouth feel.
Price: $17.25 for a 1.2-ounce jar.
This saffron-infused salt is an example of a flavored salt that Bitterman says, "often use very expensive ingredients which, when crafted into an infused salt, gives you a versatile, incredibly cost-effective way to bring that flavor to the salt." Saffron, a notoriously-expensive product, adds bright color and deep flavor to this salt.
Price: $16.50 for a 1.2-ounce jar.
Black Truffle Salt (Tartufo Nero)
Another example of a flavored salt that uses expensive ingredients. Bitterman describes this salt as, "just a pinch, and presto, truffleness."
Price: $16.00 for a 1.2-ounce jar.
Oshima Island Blue
A finishing salt that works well in Asian-style dishes like seaweed salads, sea urchin or yam tempura.
Price: $13.25 for a 1.2-ounce jar.
This stunning finishing salt comes from sea salt farms in Hawaii and can be ground in a mortar and pestle or sprinkled on fish and fruits like mangos.
Price: $12.00 for a 1.2-ounce jar.