Bull Kelp (Nereocystis lutkeana) is the king of the vegetative water world here in the Pacific Northwest. It has always captured my imagination for the thick forests it forms along our island's rocky shores and for its sheer growing ability-it's average growth rate is 4 inches a day! But what many people don't realize is that Bull Kelp is also a delicious and nutritious sea-food! It is with this in mind that we bring you our this PNW inspired flavored salt!
We source our bull kelp from a very cool small family business in British Columbia (Canada) called BC Kelp. The business is run by a lovely young couple and they wild harvest all different sorts of seaweed in a sustainable manner from the cold clean waters of the Queen Charlotte islands. In fact, they learned their trade studying under the legendary wild plant guru Ryan Drum of Waldron Island.
The taste and smell of this product will remind you of picnics on a rocky Northwest beach in the summer-briny, salty with a deep green earthiness. We like our Kelp salt on eggs, potatoes and of course salmon, rounding out local seafoods "merroir" (like terroir for the sea).
Ingredients: San Juan Island Sea Salt, Wild Harvested Bull Kelp (Nereocystis lutkeana)