Citizens, we are heading into the height of Summer (excluding Southern Hemisphere Citizens, of course!), which means the herb garden is overflowing with bounty. Rumored to have been created by a butcher from Bologna, “Salamoia Bolognese” is a traditional, aromatic all-purpose herbed salt native to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
It is a delicious and healthy Italian condiment made from a blend of fresh harvested sea salt, rosemary, garlic, sage, and pepper. Owing to the flavorful aroma of these fresh herbs, this salt truly enriches meat, poultry, fish, potatoes, sauces, vegetables, hamburgers, and just about anything your heart desires. With so much flavor coming from the blended herbs and spices, using it instead of straight salt reduces your sodium intake. The herb salt makes a great gift – although if you want to make a lot of herb salt, I strongly suggest doing it in several batches, rather than all at once, to be sure that you retain the right texture.
It is simply outstanding on any type of grilled meat (and frankly, pretty much anything) and I have added a few spices and additional herbs traditionally used to flavor porcetta (grilled baby pig). I have found my additions really add to the overall flavor dimensions of this wonderful condiment.
I also strongly recommend using the best sea salt I’ve ever found – grey sea salt from Brittany (Sel de Guerande) which has the faintest aroma and flavor of violets as well as a perfect balance of saline and minerality. Buy it from Amazon here
The technique of preserving herbs in salt goes back to the most ancient times and this will enable you to enjoy the flavor of fresh herbs well into the Winter. Connect back to our ancient ancestors in the most visceral culinary fashion, Citizens!
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The Hirshon Herbed Salt - Salamoia Bolognese
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