Ingredients: 100% Sea Salt.
Salinas de Marquéz is a salt flat on the edge of Salina Cruz in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Southern Oaxaca. It is here that the sea water flows into shallow pools once a year for shrimp and oysters to be grown and harvested by the townspeople. As the north winds blow off the Sierra Madres in January, the evaporation process starts and continues for several months.
Once the water has evaporated the blinding white salt is revealed, all by natural progression. The women in the collective then go to hand harvest the salt, while the men do the tasks of grinding it, filling sacks and carrying them to the storage sheds. It is the birthright of those from the village to be able to work in the collective and make their living off the natural salt of their lands. Susana says: “This salt has changed my cooking forever, I love the flavor and texture of it…”