I get really excited when I find great local-made products, which is why I'm excited to have incorporated one that I've found into this recipe. The Maritime Salt Makers of Canada produce the most delicious solar-dried sea-salt right here in the HRM, with seawater from the cold, fresh Atlantic Ocean waters along the Eastern Shore. The flavour is un-beatable, which they attribute to going the extra mile- drying it using only the sun! It may take longer than boiling (especially with our unpredictable weather here in Nova Scotia), and is certainly more laborious, but results in their sea-salt's robust flavour and crystal clear appearance. You can find their sea-salt for sale at the Saturday Market at Alderney Landing or the Halifax Forum Farmer's Market, and at Independent Mercantile in Halifax, Kept in Dartmouth, and Made in The Maritimes in Bedford.
2 tbsp salted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
dash of vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, over medium- high heat, wisk in the cream, brown sugar, butter, and half of your 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.
Bring to a boil (it only takes about a minute), and then reduce heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Make sure you keep wisking and keep an eye on it. It will begin to thicken a bit in texture.
Add in your dash of vanilla extract and give it a stir. Pour into a heat-proof jar (a mason jar works great). Be careful- its hot! Sprinkle the remaining sea salt on top, let it cool, and you're done! Now, try not to eat it by the spoon full...
For more info about Maritime Salt Makers, check them out on their WEBSITE, or on INSTAGRAM.