Coarse Red Hawaiian Sea Salt
Coarse Red Hawaiian Sea Salt is a traditional and authentic seasoning for native Hawaiian dishes. The addition of red Alaea clay gives this sea salt its deep red color and a soft, tempered briny flavor.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Natural pacific sea salt, premium baked Hawaiian red Alaea clay.
Red sea salt has been made for hundreds of years on the islands of Hawaii by adding red Alaea clay to all-natural sea salt.
Combined with pure sea salt, red Alaea clay has important historical uses in sacred Hawaiian rituals and native dishes. Volcanic in origin, Alaea clay gets its red color from a high concentration of iron oxide. It lends our Coarse Red Hawaiian Sea Salt has a mellow, earthy flavor and a bold red color.
Coarse Red Hawaiian Sea Salt makes an outstanding exotic rub or finishing salt for grilled and roasted pork, beef and fish dishes. In salads, it offers contrasting color and flavor to sweet fruits and peppery greens. It can be sprinkled over poached white-fleshed fish or rolled sushi rice, giving the delicate preparations both color and crunch.
Alaea clay has long played an important role in sacred Hawaiian cleansing and purifying rituals. Alaea sea salt was produced through natural evaporation when sea water became trapped in tidal pools and mixed with the volcanic clay. This salt was traditionally used to bless homes, temples, canoes and more. It is also an ingredient in several classic Hawaiian dishes, including Kalua pig, poke and Hawaiian jerky.
Red Alaea clay has many purported health benefits. The clay is said to contain 80 different naturally occurring elements, including ocean electrolytes and trace minerals. In addition, the salt is popular at spas as an ingredient in body scrubs, as it is said to draw the toxins from the body, while promoting smooth and healthy skin.
This dish uses two Hawaiian sea salts to impart truly unique flavor to steamed fish fillets. Our Coarse Red Hawaiian Sea Salt owes its deep red color and soft, tempered, briny flavor to red Alaea clay, while Black Hawaiian Sea Salt offers robust flavor, stunning black color and a delightful crunch.