Recipes and Tips

Our Gourmet Salt range has been used in a variety of ways by our customers so we have shared some of their ideas with you.

But first some tips on keeping your salt tasting great.

  • Always replace cap after use.
  • Try not to grind over steaming hot food or it will get moist and not grind properly.
  • If the grinder starts sticking try taking it off and washing it, then let it dry.
  • If your salt does get damp spread it out on an ovenproof dish and put in the warming drawer till it has dried then reload in your grinder.


Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt or Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt & Pepper


It's a table salt..looks good on the table too.  If you cook with it add at the end of cooking time to retain the flavours.


Eggs - However you like your eggs Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt will complement this favourite.

Tomatoes - on toast or crackers with Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt.

Avocado - on toast or in a salad with Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt.

Mushrooms - on toast with Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt.

Cheese and Crackers with Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt.

Steak - oil steak and rub in the Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt, cook in a hot dry pan.

Smoking Fish - Our local fishing fans in Mangawhai tell us they use our Manuka Smoked Garlic Salt on the fish before smoking...divine.


Manuka Smoked Chilli Salt

 If you are a Chilli lover you'll love this...a table salt or a cooking salt depending on what you are doing.  If using during cooking add at the end to give maximum flavour.    All those favourites of the Manuka Smoked Garlic salt taste great with the Manuka Smoked Chilli Garlic Salt - especially the fish smoking.

Erin is going to use her Chilli Salt in her breadcrumb mix for cooking Chicken..... 


Alana's recipe - Chilli Pita Bread Crisps.

Packet of Pita Breads

Olive Oil

Manuka Smoked Chilli Salt


Cut pita bread into quarters, or eighths (up to you) brush with olive oil and grind with Chilli Salt.  Place under grill until crisp on both sides.  Use for dipping with Guacamole, or similar dipping sauce.


Manuka Smoked Herb Salt


This a more of a cooking salt because of the dried herbs.  Thanks Monica for recommending this one to us - a chef in a past life she found it to be a great salt for flavouring rice dishes.....

Pumpkin/Tomato Soup - add to the bowl at the table as you serve.  Any soup really would be nice.

Chowders - add at the end of cooking before serving.

Casseroles - add at the end of cooking before serving.

Roast Vegetables - lightly oil the veg in a bag and grind in some herb salt toss and add to roasting pan.

Roast Lamb - use as a meat rub before cooking.

Steaks - grind salt on both sides rub in and leave in the fridge for two hours before cooking over a hot dry heat.  (Will tenderise the meat as well as flavour it).

On Toast - lightly grind on to buttered toast.....


Manuka Smoked Salt and Lemon Pepper


This recent edition to our range is proving very popular and versatile.  Again it can be used at the table.  Red & Green Peppercorns, Smoked Salt and Lemon Kelp create a lovely combination for you to experiment with.

Feedback tells us it's great on

BBQ vegetables !!!  Aubergine, Zucchini, Peppers.






The natural benefits of sea salt

Natural Sea Salt is harvested from the waters of the great southern oceans.  Currents sweep up the East Coast and into the Solar Salt field located right at the top of the South Island. These waters are evaporated using the natural process of sun and wind. At the end of each summer, it is carefully gathered so as to maintain the balance of minerals naturally present in salt harvested from the sea. Natural Sea Salt contains higher levels of Calcium, Magnesium, and other minerals than normal table salt, as these minerals are naturally present in seawater.  Some people believe these minerals have beneficial effects on the body.