Just a sprinkle of our finishing sea salts from The Meadows, an artisanal food purveyor in Portland, Oregon, can radically enhance and balance the flavors of foods and bring out subtle sweet and savory nuances. This Amabito No Mishio is of a category of shio salts, ancient sea salts that are evaporated with seaweed and crystallized over fire to create an exceptionally fine grain. Ample trace minerals give the salt tremendous body, a well-rounded flavor and umami, the meaty, savory flavor that the Japanese refer to as the fifth basic taste along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Use as a cooking or finishing salt for fish, rice, roasted potatoes, pasta, red meat or pork. Or sprinkle it over chocolate desserts such as a soufflé to highlight subtle sweet fruity flavors.