Look! An Intriguing Ingredient From Djibouti

Look! An Intriguing Ingredient From Djibouti

A876bda378bd52a7049f3264afffe35cab62a19c?w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Emily Han
Nov 5, 2010
We recently came across this intriguing ingredient from the African country of Djibouti. Do you know what it is? It's salt! Apparently these salt pearls, which are formed naturally at the shores of Djibouti's Lake Assal, can get up to the size of a softball! That's probably more salt than you'd want to use on your dinner plate, but we've read that you can crush the spheres in a salt mill or use a grater, or drop one into a dish while cooking. They'd also make a good conversation piece in a table setting. We're curious to try them to see what the flavor is like. Have you ever used these? Places to buy: • The MeadowSalt TradersTerre Exotique Related: Sea Salt. Kosher Salt. Crazy Expensive Salt: What's the Deal? (Image: The Meadow)
Created with Sketch.