Uncle Jack's Sea Salt Rubs
Uncle Jack’s Sea Salt Rubs
Tasty flakes of hand harvested sea salt mixed with spicy bits for fish, fowl and big game!
Uncle Jack was a big man…let’s start with that. At 6’-4” and pushing 260, hands the size of dinner plates and Popeye arms to match…he didn’t get that way by skipping meals. He liked to eat…and he mostly liked to eat things that tasted good. In the early days he made his living almost exclusively by working the bay. For the table, that meant lots of black ducks, geese, brant, striped bass, scallops and oysters in the fall and winter. During the summer months, he worked on the Dolphin II, a charter boat out of his hometown, Beach Haven, NJ. So, in addition to lots of clams, blue crab, and oysters…bluefish, weakfish, and some tuna made it to the table. Sometimes, folks from the mainland would show up unannounced and drop off an occasional Pine Barons whitetail deer, a hind quarter of black bear or a few snapping turtles. Everything was fair game and appreciated.
I think it was during those early years with access to this variety of meats that got him foolin’ around making “decorations”, as he used to say, for spicing up his meals from the bay and the marsh.
To be honest, I have no clue what he cobbled together in those decorations to make everything taste so good. But I do know two people that know a thing or two about a thing or three when it comes to cooking wild things with fins, feathers and fur attached. My wife Victoria…and Dave Burris of Henlopen Sea Salt Company. Put ‘em together and stand back cuz Emeril Lagasse’s got nuttin on these two. So, in honor of Uncle Jack, and how just for fun, he would rub salt in my self-inflicted wounds…I present you Uncle Jack’s Sea Salt Rubs!
- Hand harvested and packaged by Dave Burris and Henlopen Sea Salt Co., Lewes, Del.
- Includes 3, 1oz packets: Waterfowl, Big Game, Coastal Fish
- Not sold separately
Batten down the galley boys, the ship’s about to roll!
We were on the hunt for an American manufacturer, by that we mean a “genuine manufacturer” one that owns the process, from clay to the galley...not an “importer and marketer of goods” from far away places. We found what we were after in W. Virginia. The Homer Laughlin Company, a family-run, multi-generational family employer that’s been at their craft since 1871 and is today, the last standing American pottery. Our man at the helm was Bill Pickin, himself a 30 yr. veteran at HLC. With Bill's guidance, we built from scratch a darn nice replica of the authentic US Navy coffee cup, which the Navy commissioned in the 1940’s to withstand a ship’s roll in the open oceans. Thus the thick-walled body and girthy profile.
The process starts with what Bill calls “the batter” a concoction of clay, fleldspar, alpha alumina and a few secret ingredients. Each piece is jiggered. The handles are cast and attached by hand, our inscriptions are hand placed in the assigned location, and into the fire they go. After a 12 hour cycle in the kiln, they are ready for inspection...one that rivals that of the US NAvy Sailor’s Uniform Inspection. Mission readiness?...yup, we’re sure of it.
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