Flavor Pairing: Gourmet Butter

Fresh, creamy gourmet butter (especially unsalted varieties) is an ideal canvas for experimenting with the flavor, texture and color variances of sea salt. For a basic salted butter to slather on toast or dinner rolls, mix in a generous pinch of fine grain Ancient Ocean® Himalayan Pink Salt, or Pacific Blue® Kosher Flake Sea Salt.

Enhance the flavor of gourmet butter with a smoked sea salt. Wildfire® Smoked Sea Salt & Herbs is an elegant put-it-on-everything ingredient that compliments a range of preparations and dishes—whether you're buttering a warm dinner roll or seasoning a chicken before roasting. A sprinkle of Salish® Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt adds a hint of campfire smoke; this flavor pairing is especially delicious if you're making a flavored butter to season roasted salmon.

Whether used as an ingredient to create a flavorful compound butter or simply sprinkled on as a finishing touch, the vast variety of colors, textures and shapes of sea salt will be visually interesting and enhance the flavor of any gourmet butter. This is a great way to experiment and experience many different sea salts to find a new favorite!

Key Ingredient(s)

Artisan® Hiwa Kai Black Lava Sea Salt—Fine grain (Pictured)
Fusion® Toasted Onion Salt (Pictured)
Artisan® Alaea Red Hawaiian-Style Sea Salt—Coarse grain (Pictured)