Fleur de Sel (Vanilla Salt) is a combination of Sea Salt and Vanilla Bean seeds. Aged to perfection. The Vanilla salt may be called for in salted caramel recipes, but it is also used on fish, fruits, vegetables and baked goods, for flavoring, finishing and garnish.
You can make your own flavored salt, that will cost mere pennies in comparison to the gourmet shop prices. Vanilla Salt makes a great gift for the aspiring gourmet cooks on your gift list. Notice I used metric measurement for the salt, only because the jar I was using was labeled in metric. It's about 1 Cup salt or 8 ounces. So adjust the amount of salt to the jar or container you will be using.
Yield: About 1 Cup Vanilla Salt
250 ml. Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (fine to medium grind) (or your choice Sea Salt)
1 Vanilla bean
250 ml. Mason Jar
Measure out about 1 cup Sea Salt. Split the vanilla bean down the center with a sharp knife and scrape out the seeds. Mix the seeds thoroughly with the salt, fill the jar, garnish with a few pieces of the vanilla bean if desired and apply the lid and ring snuggly. Label. Allow to sit on the pantry shelf or cupboard 2 weeks to infuse the vanilla fragrance and flavor.
Uses: Culinary: seafood; in particular shrimp, scallops, and more delicate white fish. Paired with a bit of citrus and coconut for a special gourmet touch. In addition, vanilla salt works well on salads and pairs especially well with beets, carrots, ginger, goat cheese, and tropical fruits such as mango and papaya.
Uses: Non-Culinary use in Homemade Bath Salts
For Gift Giving: Add a small doily or lace on top of the lid and tie off with a ribbon. Add a fancy gift tag if desired.
For additional Herbal Salts refer to the links below:
Hickory Sea Salt:
Please Refer to the links below for the jars I've used:
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