Salt crust cooking is a very ancient method with numerous benefits. In terms of flavour, it keeps the food nice and moist, enhancing its natural flavour without adding any fat or cooking liquid. It is also a great healthy alternative to poaching or steaming.
The most common Italian salt crust recipe is with spigola also known as branzino, which you’ll find in many seaside restaurants across the peninsula.
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