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Jim and Darcy Michener love the wilderness. And that is where the “accident” occurred. On a cold April morning in a remote Alaskan cabin, on the woodstove, sat a pan of water. Water with sea salt crystals. Their curiosity could not resist the discovery and they were drawn to create more. So, back home in Sitka, Alaska, they experimented, and experimented, and experimented. For years they lugged sea water, tested, refined batch after batch until, after much trial and error and diligence, they succeeded in their desire-turned-passion to make the first flake-style salt in North America. Their beautiful flakes are deliciously clean-flavored, crisp, fresh with a touch of sweet, without a drop of bitterness.
Alaska Pure Alder Smoked Sea Salt glimmers. Sprinkle it every day on your finished dishes or salads, on any sweet or savory fare. This is not a salt to be used in cooking, as you would miss the crisp texture in each bite of food. Use sparingly, as this salt delivers much flavor that lingers. The Alaska Pure Alder Smoked Sea Salt flavor is light and subtle, yet rich. This is a perfect salt to use when you want a delicate hand with the smoke flavor. It is wonderful on seafood of all types, steaks, chicken and pork, sliced apples or pears, and popcorn. Scatter a touch on top before baking.
We are very excited to add their labor of love, Alaska Pure Alder Smoked Sea Salt, to the Salt Traders range of products. Hand-crafted from the pristine waters of the Gulf of Alaska, we know you will fall in love as the Michener’s did. And every year they return to the wilderness that sparked their passion for sea salt.
Posted by Bryan Chumley on 9th Mar 2015
This is so mild, as far as smoke goes, but it's good on everything. And I mean everything! Ice cream included.... If I could get a 5/LB bag I would. Would never buy kosher salt again.
Posted by Judy on 4th May 2012
This salt, unlike some other smoked flake salts (Maldon) actually hurts with strong smoky flavor. I am really impressed with this and will recommend it to others.