Fleur de sel


Fleur de Sel is a hand-harvested sea salt known for its delicate texture and unique flavour. It is obtained by evaporating seawater in shallow pools, allowing a thin layer of salt to form on the surface which is then carefully skimmed off by hand. Our Fleur de Sel is from Noirmoutier and is part of a group cooperative. Fleur de Sel is prized by chefs and food enthusiasts for its subtle brininess and crunchy texture, and is often used as a finishing salt on dishes like grilled meats, salads, and desserts.

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Elevating Flavours with Fleur de Sel

Fleur de sel, meaning “flower of salt” in French, is a gourmet salt renowned for its delicate, flaky texture and exquisite flavour. While both fleur de sel and regular sea salt originate from the evaporation of seawater, there are distinct occasions when choosing this type that can transform your culinary creations.

  1. Finishing Touch: This salt is often best used as a finishing touch. Sprinkle it over dishes just before serving to enhance the natural flavours. Its delicate crystals provide a delightful crunch and a burst of salinity, elevating everything from salads and grilled vegetables to freshly baked bread and chocolates.
  2. Enhancing Sweet Treats: Fleur de sel’s ability to balance sweetness makes it a superb addition to desserts. A pinch atop caramel, chocolate, or butterscotch creations creates a delightful contrast, unlocking nuanced flavours that regular sea salt might overpower.
  3. Premium Ingredients: When working with premium, high-quality ingredients, such as prime steaks, fresh oysters, or heirloom tomatoes, this salt highlights their intrinsic qualities without overwhelming them.
  4. Lightly Cooked Dishes: For lightly cooked or raw dishes, like sushi, sashimi, or carpaccio, fleur de sel’s mild salinity offers precision and control, allowing you to season your dish with finesse.

In essence, fleur de sel is the choice when you desire subtlety, texture, and precision in your seasoning. Its unique texture and nuanced flavour make it a culinary gem, best employed in dishes where its delicate touch can shine and elevate the overall dining experience. Contact us today at Victus Emporium to find out more.

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Weight 0.15 kg