Smoked Salt

Smoked Salt to give as a Trim and Healthy Gift

I made this smoked salt after having a conversation with my stepson about different flavored salts that he and his wife had been trying. Using this as a finishing salt imparts a very subtle smoke flavor to your burgers, chicken and other dishes.

We love to use rubs when we grill and when I am cooking in the oven or the instant pot. This salt helps add a depth of flavor to those rubs and to my different BBQ sauce experiments. I’ve also used my Sriracha Salt in the sauce experiments.

What type of Salt to Use When Making Smoked Salt

When choosing a salt to smoke you want one that is going to also give you extra trace minerals, like THM’s Mineral Salt. I have used Himalayan Pink salt from the grocery store also.

Most recipes of this kind call for Kosher salt but I have found that using mineral salt doesn’t change the flavor and adds those all important trace minerals.

Using Liquid Smoke to Make Smoked Salt

Because we live in northern Illinois it’s a bit difficult to smoke salt outside in the winter months. So I grabbed some liquid smoke from the grocery store and used that to make this Hickory Smoked Salt. (It also comes in Mesquite)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup THM Mineral Salt
  • 2 TBS of Liquid Smoke

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Turn oven off.
  2. Mix salt and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Pour salt mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Place baking sheet in the oven and allow to “cook” for 3 hours. Remove from oven, break up any lumps and package your smoked salt.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

Smoking Salt with a Smoker Box

Using a smoker box and wood chips in your BBQ grill is another way to Smoke salt. Low and cold is the way to go with this method. You can use any type of wood like Apple-wood, Hickory or Mesquite just to name a few. Place your salt evenly in the bottom of an aluminum pan (I get mine at the dollar store). Start your smoker or get the smoke going from your smoker box in your regular BBQ grill. Place pan into the smoker as far away from the heat as possible and close the lid. Allow the smoke to roast the salt for 1 hour and then remove pan and allow it to cool.

The Printable Smoked Salt Recipe

Smoked Salt

Hickory Smoked Salt
 
Author:
Serves: 192
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Salt (I use High Mineral Salt)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring (Hickory)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Turn oven off.
  2. Mix salt and liquid smoke. Dump onto a parchment lined baking sheet and place in oven. Allow to "cook" for 3 hours. Remove from oven. Break up lumps of salt and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information
Sodium: 533mg

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Betsy @ Desserts Required

    I would guess this adds such a lovely deep flavor to the dishes in which it is used. I love that you were inspired to try this after a conversation with your stepson. 🙂

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