I met Captain Bob La Mar at the San Rafael farmer's market. Bob and his wife, Lora were looking for a way to share their love of the Northern California ocean with others. Lora created a seasoning to give out as holiday gifts by simmering down the ocean water until it was salt. The result was a salt with a unique taste and texture.
I'm going to experiment with some of their seasonings, especially the Sea Smoke. It has a smokey BBQ salt smell that might be perfect for seasoning ribs. Another possible use that might be fun is on popcorn. I told Captain Bob there was a Pinot Noir producer called Sea Smoke in California. Might be fun to do a Sea Smoke wine+food pairing one night.
Check out Mendocino Sea Salt on Foodzie