Kitchen ABC

What you should know about the "Cozinha Portuguesa"

  • Flor de Sal

    Flor de Sal

    The flower of sea salt from the Eastern Algarve´s traditional salt works is what is called »Fleur de Sel« in France, in Portugal also known as the cream of the salt pan

    Flaky crystals form a thin and shiny layer that floats on the surface of the brine. Skimmed off by hand every day in good weather conditions and simply sun dried before packaging, this finest sea salt brings its delicate, slightly sweet flavour to carpaccio, salads and all prepared dishes.

  • Sal do Mar

    Sal do Mar

    The sea salt crystals are of a more solid structure.

    Thus, Sal do Mar is often sold ground and is a little less soluble in water. Sun-dried and free of additives, Sal de Mar is recommended by professional chefs for cooking pasta and potatoes, for salt crusts and to salt meat and ham.

  • Sal Marinho

    Sal Marinho

    Sea salt, the „White Gold“of the Algarve, should not be missed in the haute cuisine.

    You can buy it in three different types of quality depending on what it is required for: Flor do Sal (the flower of sea salt), Sal Tradicional and Sal do Mar

  • Sal Tradicional

    Sal Tradicional

    This unprocessed sea salt comes from small traditional crystallizing salt pans.

    Sun drying keeps the natural moisture and the sea water's minerals. Before packaging, Sal Tradicional is carefully ground to be either coarse or fine according to the customer's needs. Its intact mineral composition, rich in Magnesium, Potassium, Iodine and Selenium, makes this white natural sea salt both healthy and tasty. Use it as a cooking salt for all culinary purposes.

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