Nirmala's Kitchen Guérande Fleur de Sel with Piment d'Espelette

Sometimes called the "caviar of sea salts," this Fleur de Sel is fused with rare chilies, "Piment d' Espelette" from the town of Espelette in France's Basque region. These chilies have earned the distinctive AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) which enforces strict rules of production and place of origin.

The salt's coarse grain imparts a dramatic crunch and the chile provides a burst of mild heat to flavor any gourmet meal. The salt comes in a bamboo container hand-carved in Sulawesi and includes a bamboo spoon.

About Nirmala's Kitchen

From the time that Nirmala was a child, growing up in a village in Guyana, South America, she has been focused on the blending and mingling of different flavors.

It is her passion to create wonderful, exotic dishes that excite the palate. The fragrant spices of her Indian roots fuse with the bold flavors of the West Indies and South America. These now collide with the dozens of ethnicities she has adopted in the melting pot of New York City.

To feed her insatiable appetite for exotic ingredients, she has spent the past ten years traveling to every ethnic corner of the world seeking out spice plantations, locals farms, markets and food stalls.

Look in Lobel's Pantry for more exotic offerings from Nirmala's Kitchen. If you want to try something but aren't sure how to use it, just email us and we'll be glad to provide suggestions and recipes.


Sea salt, Espelette chili.
1 (4.5 oz.) canister Nirmala's Kitchen Guerande Fleur De Sel with Piment d'Espelette $19.95