Tidal Salt | Fleur de Sel (Back to the Sea Society)
Since 2017, Back to the Sea Society has been helping locals and visitors alike spark their curiosity for marine life and foster a desire to protect our ocean. At the Society's Touch Tank, at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. you'll encounter shallow-water sea creatures each summer. We'll donate 25% of every to the Back to the Sea Society to help it meet its goal of opening a local aquarium.
Our sea salt is harvested close to home, on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore and in St. George's Bay, near Antigonish. Collected one bucket at a time, we concentrate the saltwater for 14–18 hours. Over time, the sea salt crystallizes to form an intricate, snowflake-like crust known as fleur de sel. Steam-harvested sea salt has a higher moisture content than common salt and a host of other minerals particular where it's harvested that add complex flavours you won't find anywhere else in the world.
Wine lovers have long celebrated ‘terroir’, the idea that a region's climate affects the flavour of the food grown there. The same is true of saltwater. Nova Scotia's complex geology and specific the flora and fauna of these ocean locations creates a taste profile unique to the time and place of the harvest. The delicate crystalline structure of our Tidal Salt Fleur de Sel makes it slow to dissolve on your tongue, letting the terroir of the Nova Scotian seacoast linger after every bite.
Use it as you would common salt or as a finishing salt before serving to deepen the flavour of your favourite foods. We suggest using Tidal Salt Fleur de sel Back to the Sea Society edition on:
- Beef dishes
- Hearty salads
- Roasted root vegetables
- Stir fry