Cole & Mason African Pearl Salt
Eat African Pearl Salt with a meaty West African stew. Mix some African pearl salt with warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. Rub it in into your meat, then simmer with garlic, tomatoes, stock and dried fruits. Top with honey and slivered almonds, and serve.
Why not try thinking inside the shell. Add a bit of flair to your oysters by placing a single pearl in each shell. Or add a few pearls to shellfish or citrusy salads, to bring out their delicate flavours.
As well as being one of the world's rarest and most unusual salts, African pearl salt has to be among the most beautiful. The salt crystals naturally form into smooth, round, pearl-shaped beads as they're tossed to and fro in the water.
The locals harvest them by hand, wading waist-deep into the water and scooping the beads up in buckets.
Supplier: The Spice Company