In this particular salt section at Eroski, I was able to find 15 different types of salt!
- Sal Para Cocinar a la Horno y a la Plancha/ Salt for cooking in the oven or grill
- Sal Marina Fina
- Sal Marina Gruesa
- Sal Yodada/ iodized
- Sal con Yodo y Flúor/ iodized and flouride
- Sal Hiposodica/ low sodium
- Sal Ligera/ 60% less sodium
- Sal Completa con yodo, magnesio, fósforo, flúor y calcio/ iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, floride and calcium
- Sal Maldon, sal de mar
- Sal Maldon Ahumada/ smoked
- Sal Rosa de Himalaya
- Sal Himalaya Estilo Asiático/ Asian style
- Toque Especial Flor de Sal Wasabi
- Toque Especial Flor de Sal Pimientas
- Toque Especial Flor de Sal Jalapenos
My absolute favorite salt, is what my kids call, "pink salt." Sal Rosa de Himalaya. I was quite surprised to see Himalayan salt easily available from mainstream grocery stores and affordable. Dr. Mercola has a great video interview and information about the health benefits and properties of Himalayan Salt.
Curious about cooking in salt? Many Catalans bake fish generously covered in salt. We tried it once at home. The kids loved covering the fish in salt and cracking open the solidified salt when the fish was done cooking. The fish was very moist and quite tasty... the clean up of the salt on the other hand was not so fun. Here are some recipes for baking fish in salt, although you will soon realize that you hardly need a recipe to do it.
- Dorado (Sea Bream) baked in salt with a Romesco sauce.
- Heidi at 101 Cookbooks' salt baking recipe using potatoes.
- Gastronomical Three's Salt Baked Fish - great pictures showing the process.