How to Use Flavored Salt

Rosemary Flavored Salt

Fusion® Spanish Rosemary Flavored Salt

Experimenting with Fusion® Flavored Salt in the kitchen is the most enjoyable way to learn how to use them.

Flavored salts have the potential to initiate a subtle modification to your dish or a dynamic transformation— it’s up to you! First, let’s address the nature of these unique unions.

The Fusion process binds natural ingredients to the sea salt crystals—every single one! The result is a 100% natural flavor concoction more balanced and impactful than just a seasoning blend.

With 25 varieties, flavored salts turn the salting ritual into a mindful and creative part of your cooking rather than an afterthought. Some are sweet, some are savory, some pack a powerful punch, and some are more modestly magnificent. If you’re unsure how to use flavored salts, don’t become overwhelmed by flavorful goodness, consider these three simple tips:

Tip #1: Don’t overthink it. Just be more deliberate next time you salt your dish by asking yourself how a flavored variety could make it better. Let’s call it thoughtful experimentation.

Tip #2: While our Fusion flavored sea salts are best as finishing salts, you can also crank up the flavor by incorporating them during the cooking process as well, but be careful not to over-salt and add the salt as late as possible for the most flavor. When baking, use unsalted butter to optimize flavor without over-salting.

Tip #3: Start light and taste as you go. Flavored salt smells way too good to trust your instincts and often requires less than most recipes call for.

So how should you use flavored salt?

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcake

With your sweet treats: Salt rounds out flavors not just in savory foods but sweet treats as well, and magnificently! Often balancing an overwhelming sweetness in caramel or the bitterness of dark chocolate, flavored sea salts awaken all the right parts of your dessert in ways that will oh-so-pleasantly surprise.

Try Espresso Brava on cheesecake, Thai Ginger on vanilla ice cream, Smoked Serrano on caramels, or Habanero Heat on chocolate ice cream. Get creative and enjoy a whole new way to approach dessert.

Marinated Salmon

Over fine fish: If the meek shall inherit the Earth, these are the dishes of the new world: modestly garnished, aptly impactful, and beautiful in their simplicity. Besides being a bright, beautiful finishing salt for your seafood entrée, flavored salts reinforce savory, yet subtle flavors. Try a flakey white fish lightly drizzled in a garlic chili sauce and garnished with Lime Fresco sea salt. Enjoy plump sea scallops gently seared and then garnished with Vintage Merlot or Matcha sea salt.

With bread and cheese, please: Create a more savory dish—simply! Fusion Spanish Rosemary Salt entices with fresh-from-the-herb-garden flavor.

To melt your cheese-mongering heart, try a creamy goat cheese, brie, or even just plain whipped cream cheese with our Fusion Sun Ripened Tomato, Chipotle, or Wild Porcini sea salt; just avoid choosing a cheese that is already heavily salted like a Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago. A soft, spreadable pub cheese is nice on a cracker but even better when it’s finished with Sriracha sea salt.

And while the bread is right next to the cheese plate, you may as well sprinkle some Roasted Garlic sea salt or Black Truffle sea salt in the olive oil. Who needs dinner with this spread?

Vermont Maple Smoky Apple Cheddar Burger

On meat and potatoes: It’s no secret that salting meat before cooking retains its moisture, so Fusion all-naturally flavored sea salts season the way seasoning blends can’t: productively. Flavor your rib eye with Espresso Brava or roast chicken with Spanish Rosemary, all while preserving its natural juices for a multidimensional medley of flavor. Whether searing it into a sizzling flank or slowly permeating a braised lamb shank, this is melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

Asian Noodles

For noodle perfection: Think outside the jar of sauce! Noodle dishes deserve a little culinary creativity too, from lo mein to linguini. Thai Ginger, Szechuan Pepper, and Spicy Curry sea salt coalesce nicely with Asian noodles in light soy marinades or a plum sauce sautéed with crisp snow peas and julienned carrots. Not to be outdone, round out the rich flavors of Italian pasta dishes, too. Spanish Rosemary and Roasted Garlic complement any tomato base.

For a dish more decadent than dessert, try Smoked Serrano on fettuccini Alfredo or mac and cheese. Crank up the Creole heat with Ghost Pepper in a creamy Cajun pasta.

On leafy greens and hearty veggies: If salting salads seems peculiar, take heed my friend, the salad’s humble beginnings were merely a mix of salted greens and veggies. Furthermore, salata in Latin means salty. Using sea salt on your salad rather than in the dressing provides a crisp crunch that doesn’t overpower the fresh vegetables. Consider finishing your next salad with Lime Fresco, Toasted Onion, Chipotle, Lemon Twist, Sun Ripened Tomato, or Szechuan Pepper. Lightly salting your veggies with sea salt is a salad done the way salad was intended.

Chips & Guacamole

For a snacker’s delight: It must be instinctive: one sniff of Black Truffle sea salt and visions of fluffy, buttered white popcorn flood the human consciousness. Despite the many ways to enjoy Black Truffle sea salt, this snack alone is reason enough to embrace it. But it’s not our only treasured snacking sea salt. Spanish Rosemary, Jalapeno, or Smoked Serrano work magic on homemade pretzels. Try any of our hot varieties, like Habanero Heat or Sriracha sea salt, on guacamole, oven-roasted nuts, or get creative with your own Chex-Mix concoction.

Hot Pepper Stir Fry

Just for kicks: Some certainly do like it hot. And that’s why we have six varieties of spicy salts, from just-a-hint of heat to yikes! Ease in with Sriracha or Jalapeno or brave our hottest varieties: Ghost Pepper, second only to Venom. Try these sea salts on Buffalo wings, fajitas, creamy pasta dishes, nuts, cheese, eggs… anything! Your favorite hot sauce just met its number one rival.