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How To Use Smoked Sea Salt In Your Culinary Expeditions

Slofoodgroup Team mayo 24, 2023

We like to think of cooking, baking, and crafting beverages as gastronomic adventures and the ingredients we employ as the items used to make that adventure successful and more memorable. When it comes to using smoked sea salt, the direction you take on your edible quest can lead you to a wide range of flavor experiences. Are you ready to embark on your own smoky and savory culinary journey with a unique ingredient? Look no further than smoked sea salt.

How To Enhance Foods and Beverages Using Smoked Sea Salt

Smoked sea salt adds depth and complexity to just about any dish, elevating them to new flavor heights. In this guide, we'll explore creative ways to incorporate smoked sea salt into your cooking repertoire, turning ordinary meals, beverages, and even desserts into extraordinary edible and imbibable delights.

Use smoked sea salt to add the finishing touch.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to get the most out of your smoked sea salt is to use it as a finishing salt. Just a sprinkle of this flavorful salt can transform everyday recipes into culinary masterpieces. Try adding a pinch of smoked sea salt to roasted vegetables, grilled meats, simple summer salads, or eggs. The smoky notes will infuse your dishes with a delightful twist, tantalizing your taste buds and leaving a lasting impression.

Give Seasoning Blends and Rubs a Smokey Flavor Boost

No smoker? No problem. You can still achieve that smokey flavor by incorporating smoked sea salt into homemade spice blends and rubs. Experiment with recipes for barbecue seasonings, chicken rubs, fish, or roasted vegetables. By adding smoked sea salt, you'll introduce a smoky undertone that intensifies the flavors of your dishes.

Infuse Beverages with Smoked Sea Salt

Elevate craft cocktails and specialty non-alcoholic beverages with a bit of sea salt. Start by rimming your bloody mary or margarita with it and take it from. Smoked sea salt is a surprising addition to simple syrups that are perfect for inclusion in a smoky old fashioned, a yuzu gimlet, or s’more martini. For those who would prefer to leave the alcohol out, try mixing together the smoked simple syrup with a bit of peach puree, lemon, and soda water, or mix together cherry juice, ginger ale, and the simple syrup. You’ll have so much fun adding complexity to your mixes for all types of beverages with smoked sea salt. You really can’t go wrong with these smoky beverages.

Give your baked goods a unique twist with smoked sea salt.

Who said smoked sea salt is limited to savory dishes? Surprise your taste buds by using this ingredient in your baking adventures too. Add a pinch of smoked sea salt to chocolate ganache, peanut butter cookies, or just about any caramel-based recipe. The combination of smoky and sweet flavors creates an unexpected contrast, taking your baked goods to new heights.

Now that you have an idea of how to use smoked sea salt in your gastronomic endeavors, you are prepared to embrace your culinary creativity and explore the unique depths this fantastic ingredient can add to your creations. Don't forget to share your favorite smoked sea salt recipes and experiences in the comments below.

Looking for high-quality smoked sea salt to add to your recipes? Try our Birch Wood Smoked Sea Salt from Greece. It is slightly sweet with smoky maple undertones and we know you’ll love it.