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Assal lake salt pearl

Assal lake salt pearl

This salt takes the shape of pearls as it is polished over the years by the water in Lake Assal, Ethiopia, and then washed up on the banks. The tiny size of this fine salt makes it a perfect fine salt or table salt.

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How to Cook with Lake Assal Salt Pearls?

Their delicate texture and natural flavors make them a versatile condiment that perfectly enhances the flavors of meats, fish, vegetables, and even desserts.

Some recipe ideas to use Lake Assal Salt Pearls

  • - Grilled Shrimp with Salt Pearls: marinate peeled shrimp in olive oil, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Grill them until they are pink and slightly crispy. Sprinkle with Lake Assal salt pearls just before serving;
  • - Roasted Potatoes with Herbs and Salt Pearls: cut potatoes into wedges and mix with olive oil, chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, and Lake Assal salt pearls. Roast them in the oven until golden and crispy;
  • - Caramel Tart with Salt Pearls: prepare a shortcrust pastry and blind bake it. Melt caramel until golden brown. Pour the caramel over the pre-baked crust, then generously sprinkle with Lake Assal salt pearls;
  • - Melon and Feta Salad with Salt Pearls: cut fresh melon into pieces and mix with cubes of feta cheese. Add some chopped mint leaves and Lake Assal salt pearls. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice for a refreshing summer salad;
  • - Dark Chocolate Truffles with Salt Pearls: melt dark chocolate and form small balls. Roll the truffles in Lake Assal salt pearls to coat them. Let them harden in the refrigerator before enjoying these sweet and salty delights;
  • - Beet Carpaccio with Fresh Goat Cheese and Salt Pearls: thinly slice cooked beets and arrange them on a plate. Add small pieces of fresh goat cheese on top. Generously sprinkle with Lake Assal salt pearls to enhance the flavors. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon zest.

The Aromas of Lake Assal Salt Pearls

It is a very dry salt, which crunches under the tooth. The first notes are quite distinct and rich at the same time. They evoke the aridity, the hostility of Lake Assal.

Lake Assal Salt Pearls Sculpted by Nature

Lake Assal salt pearls are born from the interaction between water and wind on the ice floe. The waves, like craftsmen, polish the salt crystals, creating the characteristic "snowball" effect. This natural process gives the pearls their unique appearance and timeless beauty.

The Purity of Djibouti

To the west of Djibouti, Lake Assal, the saltiest in the world, is the lowest and hottest point on the African continent. The first home of humanity, land of legends, Abyssinia is a mythical place that has always fascinated adventurers, writers, and artists: Joseph Kessel, Henri de Monfreid, Arthur Rimbaud ...

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Price/kg 24,24
Allergen Absence
Native country DJIBOUTI
Ingredients pearl of salt size 1
Nutritional Info VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 0 kJ / 0 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 0 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 0 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 0 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 0 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 0 g
Vn Sel (salt) : > 97 g
TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.

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