I'd like to introduce you to my latest little fetish. Sadly it is little, a mere 1.2 ounces in fact, but boy does it pack a glorious punch.
I was standing in line at John Dewar's last week waiting for my order when I spied a basket on the counter filled with these tiny little jars. I picked one up and read the label, instantly intrigued because I adore smoked pimenton, smoked duck, smoked ANYTHING really, I smelled the jar.
I could smell gorgeous smoke and spice through the glass jar. I opened it up and just then Harry came round the corner with my bangers and caught me sniffing the jar like an addict sniffs a glue bottle.
My goodness this stuff smelled good!
I've used it since in a vinaigrette with white truffle oil and champagne vinegar on smoked duck breast with fresh figs and Valbresso.
I sprinkled it on my fried egg this morning.
On a garden radish with butter
Tonight it will be sprinkled on my Butter beans with olive oil and onion.
I am addicted.
The salt comes from Didi Davis Foods in Ipswich, MA. I had not heard of them until last week, but rest assured I am sure you will hearing more from them soon with yummy things like Vanilla salt(!), Orange ginger sugar and Coffee sugar. Imagine the possibilities.