It's Wednesday night, so you know what that means? Top Chef night in this house! I love the show (on Bravo), so on Wednesday nights before the show, I usually try to put a little more effort into cooking dinner. Tonight I had a great cut of fresh salmon (thanks to my favorite meat market guy), so I decided to try a slightly different seasoning to give it some ZING.
For my birthday this year, my friend Tony gave me these awesome salt samplers from Saltistry.com. Tonight my salmon got a little pinch of the "Heirloom Tomato" salt blend, and it was ah-mah-zing! So delicious. I love that something so small can make such a big difference! Each one of the sampler flavors comes with suggestions for usage, so I'm excited to try every flavor! I might even throw a Salt Party this fall!
If you're wondering why I'm so ecstatic about salt, you simply MUST understand that I've always been a salt freak. I've collected salt from every foreign country I've been to, I'm constantly trying to find new salts to try, and I'm quite certain that I consume way too much of it. Truth be told, I don't even really like margaritas, I just like that I can lick salt straight of a glass in public and not be ridiculed. Phhhfff... high sodium intake? Puh-lease, I laugh at you (until my doctor says otherwise).
If you think I'm exaggerating, you can ask my family about my long-lived salt addiction... When we were looking for a house when we were kids, my brother and I snuck off into the yard (it was a farm actually) to explore. Much to my parents' dismay, they looked out the back window to see us licking a salt lick in the yard (used, by the way). Gross? Yes. But it does explain a lot.. I've even had someone give me a salt lick for my birthday before (as a joke of course- an appropriate one, but still a joke).
Happy Seasonings, Wednesday-nighters!