Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Flavored Salt

Hey guys!

Today I'm excited to talk about Flavored Salt! I know, leave it to me to want to make salt all fancy. Well, making flavored salt is SO easy, that I'm going to share three different versions with you today: Sriracha Salt, Lemon Salt, and Balsamic Salt.

Any of these can be used in many different applications. You could toss them on homemade popcorn, use them as a finishing salt, or straight up cook with them! I'm imagining Sriracha Salt popcorn, truffles finished with Balsmaic Salt, and some tasty chicken seasoned with Lemon Salt. So good, right?

I'm not just excited about sharing this recipe/tutorial because it's delicious, I'm also excited because these flavored salts would make a really lovely homemade gift for the holidays! You could package up one flavor, or you could make people really swoon by giving all three as a set. Put these up in tiny little jars wrapped in ribbon, and boy have you got a gift!

Ok! Let's get started, shall we?
First up, Ingredients! Now, I made small batches of each of these, but it's super easy to scale up if you are making more.

Ingredients:

For Sriracha Salt:
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 3 tsp Sriracha

For Lemon Salt:
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
- 2 tsp lemon juice

For Balsamic Salt:
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

2. Add the flavor to the salt and mix until well combined.
3. Spread the salt mixture out on your baking sheet. If you're making all three flavors in the amounts specified, you should be able to fit all three flavors on one sheet. If you're making a ton of each flavor, I would definitely recommend separate baking sheets.

4. Put the baking sheets in the oven, close the door immediately, and turn off the heat. Let sit in the oven for 2-3 hours, or until the salt is dry.
5. Once the salt is removed from the oven, use your hands (or a mortar and pestle if you're fancy!) to separate the clumps, and then put into small jars or airtight containers for storage.
Ta-da!!!! With approximately no effort, you've got yourself a set of delicious flavored salts! Seriously, how pretty do these look in these cute little glass containers?

Whether you're looking for a great homemade gift option, or just a tasty addition to your spice cabinet, I hope you get to try out some Flavored Salt soon!

Til next time!

-Becca
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37 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! And simple for those who are terrible cooks, like me! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Kalie! No one will know you'r a terrible cook if you have some of this fancy homemade salt around! :)

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  2. Those jars are so cute! Great idea, I think I'm going to have to try out the sriracha salt!
    Amia

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    1. Thank you! I happened upon them at Cost Plus over the weekend and was super excited. I hope you love it! It's definitely my new favorite thing.

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  3. I made sriracha salt for my bf for valentines day and he loved it!!

    xo
    www.style-wire.com

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    1. Oh that's great! I'll definitely be gifting some of the Sriracha salt for the holidays!

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  4. This is a great idea!! It would make a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thanks, Kari! I'm totally going to gift some this holiday season!

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  5. Oh this is divine. All the salts sound like they would be incredibly tasty and lovely on anything, really. Can't wait to try this!!

    xo
    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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    1. Thank you! They're definitely tasty. I had the Sriracha salt on popcorn tonight and it was amazing! I hope you love them!

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  6. Very cool. Especially for all the cooks in your life.

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  7. Your salt looks extra fancy in those jars; nice touch! Also, I ate at a gourmet restaurant last month and they featured a sampling of flavored salts... so these are totally high-end. =)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! That is too funny! I love when people sell really simple things as super fancy. It cracks me up!

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  8. Haha. Great minds think alike... I just took photos of mines today. But i'll try your flavors too soon. Sounds nice and looks great!
    alex xx

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    1. Too funny! Another blogger I know told me that she just made some, too. Great minds think alike, I guess. I can't wait to see what flavors you made!

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  9. This is a GREAT gift idea! Bookmarking it.

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  10. this is such a cute idea! And the salt looks waaaay fancier than usual, too! :)
    xxx,
    Lilla
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Lilla! I'm such a fan of fancy looking salt. There's one sort of black lava salt shaped like little pyramids that I can't stop staring at when I see it at the spice shop. So lovely!

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  11. I love flavored salt!! I never thought of making my own, I'll have to try it out :)

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    1. Thanks, Juni! You should definitely try it out- it's so easy and SO cheap!

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  12. Okay this is the best/easiest/cutest gift idea for my coworkers! Definitely doing this!
    Katie

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    1. Yay! Thanks, Katie! I have a feeling some of my coworker might be receiving some, too...

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  13. Simple but PERFECT gift idea! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! THanks!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

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  14. OH MY WORD, FLAVORED SALT! I wouldn't have even thought of this before. My fiance would totally love the Sriracha salt... a potential Christmas gift. =D

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    1. Oh I bet he would love it! I hope you get a chance to whip some up!

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  15. what?? I love this idea! That is a great gift idea- I hope I'm on the receiving end of some ;)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I hope so, too! It's real tasty!

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  16. I'm absolutely in love with this idea! I can't wait to give it a try!

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  17. This is awesome! I sooo have to try it! Thanks for the idea :)

    xo
    Amy
    http://artoftheheartblog.blogspot.com

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