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Smoked Viking salt - Scandinavian Voyage

The smoked salt of the Vikings offers the inimitable flavour of dishes from the Nordic countries. Discover through this aromatic salt all the richness of the Scandinavian gastronomic culture

Association in cooking: Gratins, eggs, fish, meat. Everyday aromatic cuisine

Packaging : Resealable bag - conservation of aromas.

Composition : Aromatic salt, colouring E150a, smoke flavourings.

"The smoked salt of the Vikings offers very pleasant smoky notes, ideal to sublimate your recipes."

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  • What is my Scandinavian smoked Viking salt?

    Viking smoked salt is a great alternative to traditional salt. It will give a special taste to your hot or cold dishes. The Scandinavians have been experts for decades in smoking and salting fish and meat. This precious know-how still manages to surprise our gourmet taste buds today.

    Ingredients of Viking smoked salt

    It is often the simplest recipes that are the most appreciated. I prepared the smoked Viking salt in the most sober way possible. It is composed of an aromatic salt that I have specially selected to make this blend.

    The Nordic flavors in this salt come from the smoke flavors that I dose very precisely in order to bring that characteristic Nordic taste note. I have tested this recipe several times with different measurements to find the right balance that I am proposing to you today.

    The pleasure of the taste also passes by the pleasure of the eyes. So, to find the colour of the smoking technique for meat and fish, I use the natural colouring E150a based on caramel. A touch of this ingredient is enough to obtain the light orange colouring of the salt from the Nordic countries.

    David Vanille's choice: a recipe with a base of simple ingredients that make all the difference!


    The origins of salt in the Nordic countries

    We often hear about the Vikings as a people of rough and ruthless warriors. The legends about their past are certainly true: they were proud and organized fighters. But what interests me in their history are the less popular stories about their travels and the gastronomy of these northern tribes. For if they are most often known for their brutality, they are less known for their conviviality around the table.

    The Vikings were experts in smoking and salting. When they did not immediately cook the fruits of hunting and fishing as stew or grilled, they prepared their food to preserve it for a long time.

    The history of Lothar and Berghild

    Often, genius ideas come from a mistake. This is exactly the case with Viking smoked salt. The recipe for this Scandinavian salt comes from a mistake. When a Viking tribe returned from fishing, it was customary to cut up fish and cetaceans and store them in a salt cellar for better preservation. However, the salting room was already filled with all the meat from pig, goat and sheep farming.

    Lothar, at the age of 14, was entrusted with the task of making room for the food in a safe place for the winter. So the young man moved the salted pieces of meat into the smokehouse without worrying about the fact that they had already been salted?

    Then one day, while preparing a meal based on leg of lamb, Berghild, one of the women of the tribe, smelled the meat had an unusual smell. She prepared the meat anyway, worried about disappointing her tribe. The questioning in the eyes of the people at the table gave way to the rapture of their stomachs. Mixing the iodized taste of salt with the smoky flavours was a great idea! We can therefore thank Lothar for his clumsiness and Berghild for taking the risk, who has been seasoning our plates since 10th century Scandinavia.

    Benefits of salt

    The harmful effects of salt are regularly pointed out when it is consumed in excess. However, when used in moderation in dishes, it contributes to the mineral intake in the body thanks to the presence of sodium and magnesium. Iodine also plays a role in the balance and proper functioning of the thyroid gland.

    How do you use Viking smoked salt in cooking?

    On the nose and in the mouth, this alliance of iodized flavours reminiscent of sea spray and the palette of smoke plunges you straight into the heart of the Scandinavian forests! Whether for daily meals or in the preparation of more elaborate dishes, Scandinavian salt can be used in all sauces. Use it to salt directly on your plate or incorporate it during the preparation of your dishes. Salt from the Nordic countries is ideal for different foods and recipes:

    • Salted butter
    • Fish (especially excellent with grilled salmon)
    • Potatoes
    • Winter vegetables
    • Eggs
    • Red and white meats
    • Marinades

    How do you use it on these dishes? Sprinkle it directly on the food at the beginning of cooking to soak your preparations or make a marinade for your turkey skewers or pork chops before grilling them on the barbecue. Whether whole or pavé, baked or grilled, your salmon will be sublimated by the salt of the Nordic countries!

    Our recipe ideas with Viking smoked salt

    The starter: boiled eggs

    Used directly in hard-boiled eggs, the smoky aroma gives a fabulous taste to this seemingly very basic dish. Scandinavian salt will give an original touch and a special aroma to your eggs.

    The main course: ideal for meat and fish

    It is difficult to give you a single main course recipe with Viking smoked salt because it is a perfect seasoning for all your red and white meats, poultry and fish. It goes well with roast pork, leg of lamb or roast chicken with lots of flavour. In a traditional Scandinavian spirit, offer your guests a delicious Bakerens Lam (Baker's Lamb)!

    How to store smoked salt

    Viking smoked salt can be stored in a dry place, away from humidity, in a tin can or in a closed glass jar. Keep it close to your work surface to use it in your everyday recipes!

  • Find our recipe ideas with "Smoked Viking salt - Scandinavian Voyage"

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    Marie-Lise H. published the 02/04/2020 following an order made on 19/03/2020


    Au top comme d'habitude

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    Delphine D. published the 27/12/2019 following an order made on 18/12/2019


    Original, sel jaune

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    André G. published the 22/12/2019 following an order made on 13/12/2019


    Pas encore essayer, mais il sent super bon, à associer avec un bon Saumon.

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    Arnaud I. published the 14/12/2019 following an order made on 01/12/2019


    Sel très parfumé. On est loin mais alors très loin du sel de supermarché. Au top !

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    Prisca S. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 23/11/2019


    Super odeur et goût ça relève bien mes légumes

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    Marie B. published the 03/11/2019 following an order made on 26/10/2019


    Enfin je le retrouve !

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    Irina L. published the 27/10/2019 following an order made on 18/10/2019


    nous sommes contents de ce produit que nous avons mis dans une soupe à l'oignon, ça marche bien ;)

    Comment from David Vanille the 27/10/2019
    C'est une super idée d'association :-) Je suis heureux que ma qualité répond à votre exigence et attentes ;-) Passez une excellente journée, Au plaisir, David : Votre chercheur d'épices, le meilleur des plantations

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