The Saltmaker at the saltworksWe began Amagansett Sea Salt Co. in 2011 as an adventure marrying two of our favorite things – fine food and life by the ocean! Today, salt making is our passion, and finishing salt our full-time business.

Throughout our marriage, we've spent time in each other's company traveling and enjoying the pleasures of a good meal, with the freshest ingredients, simply prepared and properly seasoned. During breaks from our then careers as attorneys, we explored and were intrigued by the traditions of salt making in the most picturesque and tranquil places in the world. As we spent more and more time in our cherished childhood beach town of Amagansett, we began exploring the craft of salt making. What started as a hobby almost thirty years ago turned into years of refining our sea salt making process: from the design of our unique solar-evaporating salterns, to the manner by which we carefully tend and hand harvest our crop, to experimenting with flavors that pair well with our delicate sea salt.

Today, Amagansett Sea Salt is recognized by leading chefs as one of the world's most revered finishing salts. Our culinary salts are used at outstanding restaurants and by chefs, cooks, gourmets, and food and beverage artisans of all levels. We invite you to work with our exceptional sea salt too!

We collect seawater from the Atlantic Ocean bucket by bucket and tend our growing crop of salt crystals by hand, year-round. We do this because we know our finishing salt will make your food taste better whether you are a professional chef or a home cook. And we love creating something beautiful together.

Lines of saltOur salt is unrefined, crunchy sea salt, crafted entirely by hand in small batches from the Atlantic Ocean. Our traditional process utilizing open-air salt pans is entirely natural, requiring only the sea, wind, sun, and patience. We evaporate fresh, clean, filtered seawater outdoors under the sun and bathed by ocean breezes. Unlike most others, we do not boil or oven-dry seawater nor trap the forming crystals in a factory building or greenhouse. We use no anti-caking agents, bleaching additives, or other chemical additions. We proudly and painstakingly craft our products to our exacting standards without cutting corners.

By carefully balancing solar evaporation and exposure to crisp, clean ocean breezes, seawater slowly forms into brilliant white salt crystals having a mild, briny flavor with a soft, distinctive, and wonderfully pleasing crunch. Our salts are known for their "sweet" and clean flavor with no aftertaste, or chemical, metallic, or medicinal notes commonly found in table salt, kosher salt, and most factory-finished and boiled salts. Our hand-cultivated American-made salt is slightly moist and moderately coarse and is best described as tasting like the best fleur de sel, but looking and feeling like a cross of "sel gris" and "traditional" salt. It is valued for its briny taste of the Northeast and the Atlantic, for its pleasingly distinct texture (not too hard and not too soft), and for its beautiful grain shape, size, and color.

Amagansett Sea Salt is used by the world's best chefs, in the top-ranked restaurants, by producers of high-end food products and beverages, and by home cooks across the U.S. and the world. Our solar evaporated salt has been described by chefs as akin, but superior to fleur de sel (a James Beard award-winning chef said, "It's like the fleur de sel of New York") and commonly produced boiled flake salts. Bon Appétit magazine wrote, "This salt hits the palate like Pop Rocks and tastes like a sea breeze." "This Amagansett salt tasted like jumping into the ocean off Long Island," wrote another James Beard award-winning chef. We invite you to use our salt and improve and elevate the flavor of your dishes too!Save

Grilled beef sirloin, potato purée, ramps, & black garlic dressed with Amagansett Sea Salt at the Dabney DCAmagansett Sea Salt is generally used as a "finishing salt" - also referred to as a "plating salt" or a "post-plating salt" - applied directly to foods once they reach the platter or plate to bring out and amplify foods' flavors and add visual interest with a delightful pop of texture. Dress all your sweet and savory dishes with a touch of Amagansett Sea Salt! Our salt enhances the flavor of proteins, grains, and vegetables and desserts, cookies, fruits, and other sweets of all kinds.

Go light - depending on the food and your personal preference, just a couple of grains per bite is all that is needed! Salt boosts and intensifies foods' natural flavors. Use it just as you would a flake salt and with any recipe calling for crunchy or flaky salt, but unlike a thin flake, our salt grains do not quickly dissolve and disappear and will instead remain to add a lasting and soft textural pop with a burst of flavor.

Our Pure Sea Salt is the go-to salt we and restaurants across the country use on everything. Turn to our infused or flavored salt blends to add a punch of taste, nuance, and color. Visit the Serving and Pairing Suggestions page for some suggested salt/food pairings. Jump to our Recipes page for inspiration from professional chefs and food writers who use Amagansett Sea Salt. Browse the photos and descriptions of our Individual Salts for additional ideas and suggestions. Finally, visit our Online Store to select products to bring to your kitchen and plate.


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