Hand Made Sea Salt

Hand Made Sea Salt
 
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Ingredients

Ingredients
Method
 
  • Sea Water
I got it home, filtered it through a very fine sieve, and then boiled it vigorously for about 5 hours. Once it had reduced down to about 400ml, I transferred it to a baking dish and put it in a hot oven for about about a another hour.

Then right there, before my merry little eyes, salt crystals started to form. I was so excited - I felt like a kid in 3rd grade science class.

I continued to bake it until all the water had completely evaporated and I was left with about 300g of my very own 'hand-made' sea salt. The taste? Surprisingly salty! Far more concentrated than regular salt, and it has a definite 'sea' flavour to it.

This has to be one of the most simple and yet most rewarding projects I have done in a very long time.

Edamame anyone?

Disclaimer:

If you try this project, please try and collect water from as far away from the city as possible. Vancouver Harbour isn't exactly pristine - but I figured if it is clean enough for people to swim in, it is clean enough to make salt out of, plus I boiled it for long enough to kill off any nasties.

Also, this obviously isn't the most energy efficient project; sorry planet - I promise to make it up to you soon.

For more of my recent kitchen adventures, check out my blog www.roamyourwayhome.com

Hand Made Sea Salt

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What do they say about "When life gives you lemons - make lemonade"? Well, today I put my own spin on it and decided "When life gives you the sea side - make sea salt"

So in the late setting sun of a bitterly cold Vancouver day, I bravely waded out in to the freezing waters of the Pacific Ocean. I chose a spot as far away from Vancouver as possible in order to get the cleanest and greenest water and gathered up 10 litres of the pay dirt.

Method


I got it home, filtered it through a very fine sieve, and then boiled it vigorously for about 5 hours. Once it had reduced down to about 400ml, I transferred it to a baking dish and put it in a hot oven for about about a another hour.

Then right there, before my merry little eyes, salt crystals started to form. I was so excited - I felt like a kid in 3rd grade science class.

I continued to bake it until all the water had completely evaporated and I was left with about 300g of my very own 'hand-made' sea salt. The taste? Surprisingly salty! Far more concentrated than regular salt, and it has a definite 'sea' flavour to it.

This has to be one of the most simple and yet most rewarding projects I have done in a very long time.

Edamame anyone?

Disclaimer:

If you try this project, please try and collect water from as far away from the city as possible. Vancouver Harbour isn't exactly pristine - but I figured if it is clean enough for people to swim in, it is clean enough to make salt out of, plus I boiled it for long enough to kill off any nasties.

Also, this obviously isn't the most energy efficient project; sorry planet - I promise to make it up to you soon.

For more of my recent kitchen adventures, check out my blog www.roamyourwayhome.com
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