When it comes to cooking, salt often plays a great supporting role, but it’s rarely the star of the show. Its ability to enhance and alter flavours by decreasing bitterness while increasing perceptions of sweetness or sourness means that even when you can’t taste it, the food you’re eating is better because salt is there. But when Windor Salt wanted to celebrate the release of a fresh new logo and packaging design for its products with some tasty recipes, I thought it was high time that salt took a starring role in a dish!
With light summer flavours a favourite right now, seafood is always a top pick for dinner. And as it happens, one of my favourite seafood dishes is one that uses salt poaching to enhance the flavour and texture of the fish. Salt Poached Cod with Butter Egg Sauce might sound like an unusual combination at first. But the flavours blend together in a way that is completely magical. This slightly updated variation of an old Finnish recipe that my mother, who was born in Finland, cooked for the family when I was young, shows just how tasty food can be when salt is the star!