Hawaiian Pink Salt
Hawaiian pink salt, also known as alaea salt, is sought after for its unique color and texture, richness in minerals, and mild earthy flavor.
Harvested via evaporation from Pacific seawater, gathered from the isolated Hawaiian archipelago, Hawaiian pink salt is derived by combining sea salt with native alaea clay. The alaea clay in Hawaiian sea salt contains more than 80 minerals, including the iron oxide [FeO2, ferrous oxide, if you can remember back to high school chem class] that gives Hawaiian pink salt its rusty pink color. Hawaiian sea salt has been traditionally looked upon as sacred, and is used for ceremonial blessings and the purification of departing canoes.
Used as an everyday table salt in Hawaii, Hawaiian pink salt is used in traditional Hawaiian dishes like the hilariously named poke. Hawaiian pink salt also goes well with animal proteins like fish, prime rib, and pork loin - and looks lovely when sprinkled on cooked vegetables.
Combine Hawaiian pink salt with your favorite herbs, and sprinkle on fish, grilled meats, and vegetables.