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Old 12-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Anyone made flavored salts?

I saw a segment on the Rachael Ray show where she was making flavored salts. She did a smoky paprika, chipolte chili, and season salt. She just gave a very basic recipe of xx amount salt to xx amount dried herb or ground herb. Not an exact recipe. These were used to season food after it was cooked.

I am thinking of making this for gifts for friends. I would like to make a chili lime salt (I found a recipe for that), a smoked salt (need to find a reicpe for) and one other one, just don't know what (maybe a seasoning salt?).

If you have made flavored salts, what flavors did you make? Any suggestions on flavors? Any tips I need to know/consider?

Thanks!

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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here's some ideas Seasoned Salt Recipes like Dragon Salt or Chinese Five Spice Seasoned Salt Recipes
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #3
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I saw that episode also and thought it was a great idea. The dragon salt sounds really intresting and reminds me of pickles a little bit. I have another question to add, does anyone have cute ideas to store these?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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Michael's crafts stores sell small glass bottles...you could store the salt in those.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #5
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Cost Plus World Market also sells small glass shaker jars with screw top lids...when I bought them they were like 59 cents each! It is a great gift...one year I mixed up Emerils essence and included them in gift baskets and everyone LOVED them.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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Infused sea salts

I hand-craft flavored sea salts in Seattle. I recommend buying a premium coarse, flakey sea salt for the base such as Fleur de Sel (from the Re Island of France that I use) or Sel Gris.

If you want to get even more creative, try a Soy salt with a reduced soy sauce and honey; then hand-sift it with coarse sea salt before dehydrating it.

You can take a peak at the other flavors that I infuse at:

Cheers,

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:03 AM   #7
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Stephen Rachein's book "Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades" has a recipe for smoked salt. Basically you spread kosher salt on a cookie sheet and smoke it for a couple of hours. I use hickory and it does impart a flavor to the salt.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:43 AM   #8
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I make Emeril's Spice and the recipe is at the FoodNetwork Site. It is a very good general all purpose seasoning salt.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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I hand-craft flavored sea salts in Seattle. I recommend buying a premium coarse, flakey sea salt for the base such as Fleur de Sel (from the Re Island of France that I use) or Sel Gris.

If you want to get even more creative, try a Soy salt with a reduced soy sauce and honey; then hand-sift it with coarse sea salt before dehydrating it.

You can take a peak at the other flavors that I infuse at:

Cheers,

Janna
Fleur de Sel is expensive, and it would be a waste to mix it with other spices. It is best used as a finishing salt. Diamond Kosher Salt or another sea salt would be a more economic alternative.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #10
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I use this one: Amazon.com: Terre Exotique Fleur De Sel From Madagascar with Grilled Spices 3.2 Oz: Gourmet Food

It's great on grilled steaks, chops, whatever. I grind it up in a pestle first, then use it as a rub.
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