Oryx Desert Salt is naturally flavorful all by itself, but that hasn’t stopped us from creating three additional vibrant taste-sensations that sing on your palate and add new dimensions to the food on your plate.
Our expertly cold-smoked salt is deliciously savory, alive with the aroma of fragrant ashy wood smoke mingled with the crystal tang of salt. Oryx Smoked Salt has a dynamic flavor profile that can go from a subtle whiff of a wisp of smoke, to a full-on smokehouse kick that takes you straight to a campfire grill in the woods. That’s the thing about smoked salt, it adds a whole other dimension to the saltiness by wreathing it in a soft halo of smoke that has an aroma.
Great for all those umami foods like aubergines, mushrooms, eggs. As well as fresh fish, smoked salmon and Mexican-style refried beans.
It’s a visual feast: the crystals of Oryx Wine Salt range in colour from pink rose, through ruby cherry to a luscious burgundy. An exquisite combination of salt that’s been infused in Shiraz wine.
The wine comes from Baleia, where the vineyards grow a gentle sea breeze away from St Sebastian’s Bay – renowned as the whale nursery of South Africa due to the record number of Southern Right whales that migrate there annually. Hence the name Baleia, which means whale in Portuguese. With its limestone rich soil, and close proximity to the ocean, the farm is well placed, providing ideal temperatures to host vineyards.
We send the wine to the salt pans in the Kalahari Desert, where it’s infused into the salt over several days as it dries in the hot Kalahari sun. The Shiraz has a natural pepperiness in its flavour profile; that sharp, black or green pepper spice box taste is perfectly matched with salt as well as providing its intense, deep, rich colouring.
Roast lamb and beef pair beautifully with Wine Salt. Create surprising magic by generously grinding Wine Salt over a winter salad bursting with citrus slices and pomegranate pearls.
We wanted to create a special salt to celebrate that most friendly and convivial of social traditions: the braai (known as the barbecue in the rest of the world). We asked Jackie Cameron, a top South African trailblazing chef, to create the recipe and she developed a unique, natural process for getting the best flavor out of the ingredients by using only fresh ingredients that have been specially freeze-dried and then ground.
Humming with goodness and a spicy-umami-zing, Oryx Braai/BBQ Salt is a finely crafted blend of pure, natural, sun-dried Oryx Desert Salt, garlic, sun-dried tomato, masala, coriander, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, rosemary, turmeric, cumin, all spice and just a touch of sugar.
Sprinkle freely to bring out the succulence of freshly roasted corn cobs, add savour to the baked potato, infuse the toasted cheese sandwich with a zesty buzz, and of course add relish to whatever meat is on the fire.
Oryx Desert Salt BBQ and Smoked flavours are both available in Whole Foods Market USA. Spot all three flavour options all across South Africa!
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