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. For this salt from Wales, pure seawater from the coast off the Menai Straits is gently evaporated into a thick, salty brine, then released into crystallization tanks, where delicate crystals form overnight. They’re harvested gently by hand, rinsed until snowy white and then combined with intensely perfumed Tahitian vanilla pods. This is the classic condiment for Tahitian poisson cru, a ceviche-like dish of raw fish, lime juice and coconut milk, but it also adds intriguing flavor to salad dressings and creamy sauces. It’s also a natural for anything chocolatey.