Alaea Hawaiian red sea salt gains its color from iron oxide present in volcanic clay that coats each grain. This clay contains minerals and imparts a mild taste with a slight earthy flavor that works well for searing meats. Traditional native Hawaiians use Alaea red sea salt in culinary specialties like fish poke and kalua pork, and in ceremonies to cleanse, purify and bless tools and weapons, as well as in healing rituals for medicinal purposes. In the Pacific Northwest some artisans use this red sea salt to cure salmon.
Try mixing with herbs and use as a roasting salt to seal in the natural moisture of meats. Use liberally on both sides of a steak like our Piedmontese beef tomahawks steaks to form a beautiful crust when grilling.