I bought a box of salt (and not a very big one) that cost $5.50! For this I blame Meg, whose post on salt popped into my head while I was speed-shopping through Fairway yesterday. (I was on the way home bearing a full cooler of produce and about 10 pounds of tomatoes back from the house!)
My initial almost-guilt dissolved completely when I sprinkled some of the flaky crystals on a plate of juicy sliced tomatoes. Maldon is just the right consistency for tomatoes, quite salty and easy to crumble to a nice burst-of-salt size.
Which is great, because I have a lot of tomatoes to eat. An awful lot!
I'm currently flirting with my yearly ungrateful question: is is possible to get tired of eating tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and basil? I hate to say that it might be. (Although I've discovered a brand of buffalo mozzarella at the trusy Buon Italia that costs a full $2.50 less than the one at Fairway and is much better. I'm going back for reinforcements today!)
Oh, and P.S.: that little box of salt is actually a lot of salt. You don't have to use more than a sprinkle of Maldon. It will probably last me for a year or more! Which makes it much less of an investment than it initially appeared. And it's not like I'm going to use it to salt pasta water or anything. So go on, get yourself a box! It's great stuff for any salt-lover.