Salt recipes – let’s get cooking

Salt recipes – learn how to cook using gourmet specialist salts. Delicious recipes for beginners and for those with a little bit more experience.

By using salt as a preservative, binding agent, or seasoning you can flavor, infuse, dust, and color your dishes and drinks.

In this section, we have tried to gather together a useful selection of recipes for you to try. All use a sprinkle or pinch of salt.

  • Spiced Cranberry Margarita with sea salt rim
    Spiced Cranberry Margarita with sea salt rim What is more festive than a Spiced Cranberry Margarita at Christmas? And moreover, if you add the sea salt rim it adds a level of texture and taste not found … Read more
  • Margarita Cocktail with Kosher salt rim
    Margarita Cocktail with Kosher salt rim What tastes nicer than a Margarita cocktail? Any suggestions? Nope? Well guess what? We can’t think of anything either. So here is a simple to prepare Margarita cocktail with Kosher salt … Read more
  • Baked salmon with Himalayan salt
    Baked salmon with Himalayan salt – have you ever wanted to cook salmon fillets but you didn’t know where to start? Here is a simple to prepare, fast cooking healthy meal, ready in 25 minutes – what … Read more

Just remember to follow the recommended daily guidelines for the consumption of salt – see below. And don’t forget to consider salt that may already be in food that you eat within your daily diet.

For adults the recommended guidelines advise that the minimum amount of salt you should consume should be less than 6g per day (2.4g sodium) – approximately 1 standard teaspoon of salt.  However, the amount children are allowed to consumer is less than this.

  • Children aged 1 to 3 should have no more than 2g of salt per day (0.8g of sodium)
  • Children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 3g of salt per day (1.2g of sodium)
  • Children aged 7 to 10 should have no more than 5g salt per day (2g sodium) 
  • Children 11 years and over should have no more than 6g salt per day (2.4g sodium)

Summary for Salt Recipes

Don’t be shy – just go ahead and try. Get inspirational ideas on how to use salt in your everyday cooking. Whether it is for seasoning or garnishing there is something on the market for you. Steaks, fish, stews, all benefit from the addition of salt, so check out the recipes and see which you would like to make.

Have you tried baking with salt? A pinch of Kosher or Himalayan pink salt can make all the difference to your final bake. Add salt to your crumble topping to give a crunchy texture to the dessert.

Which salt should you use on your Margarita glass? Is it to add a level of sweetness or bitterness? I’m sure you will have fun finding out.

“Salt is the only rock directly consumed by man. It corrodes but preserves, desiccates but is wrested from the water. It has fascinated man for thousands of years not only as a substance he prized and was willing to labour to obtain, but  also as a generator of poetic and of mythic meaning. The contradictions it embodies only intensify its power and its links with experience of the sacred.”

Margaret Visser, 20th century author

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If you would like to find out more about salt why not check out our other articles.  Pop on over to our Salt Facts and Salt Products sections?