Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for inspiration or brand new to the world of gourmet salts – we’ve got you covered. Together we’ll dip our toes into the world of smoked sea salt and tackle the number one question us foodies face:
…What am I supposed to do with this?
While the vast array of choices and flavors may seem overwhelming, the answer is actually rather simple:
(Oh come on! I can see you guys rolling your eyes right now, but hear me out!)
There is no right and there is no wrong way to use these salts.
I’ve got friends who indulge in smoked salts breakfast, lunch, and dinner (7 days a week / 365 days a year -no joke) and others who only sprinkle smoked salt atop decadent desserts. The only limit is our own imagination… So go ahead – play with your food! Experiment with flavors! Push your boundaries! Try something new!
After all, isn’t this what cooking is all about?
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Still stuck for inspiration? Here’s 7+ ways to enjoy smoked sea salts – from morning breakfast to savory desserts!
A Pinch For Breakfast
Start your day off right by embracing the hearty, campfire essence in your breakfast with a dash in your scramble or dusted over your eggs benedict. Pair with thick slices of avocado or crispy bacon to create a meal that will keep you full for hours!
Not ‘egg’-cited about eggs?
Try a pinch over warm, buttery pancakes for an irresistible combination of salty, sweet, and smokey – just like those from early morning lake days!
This little piggy went to the market.
This little piggy stayed home.
Wait. No. Times are changing, diets are changing, and more and more little piggies are no longer going to the market (unless they’re going to pick up some nice plump tomatoes, bright green romaine, a bit of fresh cucumber, and then going wee-wee-wee all the way home of course!)
Now you can embrace the bold flavor that bacon brings to the table – without the little piggy of course. Just a touch of smoked sea salt on deviled eggs, overtop a leafy green salad, or in a homemade vinaigrette dressing will give you that smokey, salty taste (and crunch!) of a bacon crumble -all while letting a little piggy stay home.
For a savory snack try adding a dash to perfectly ripe sliced tomatoes, dust it over sautéed edamames, or indulge in smokey salt-roasted pumpkin seeds.
Looking for something a little sweeter?
Add a sprinkle over juicy melon, caramel apples, or a bowl of fresh fruit for a salty-sweet treat that will leave you wanting more!
As an avid potato lover…
I AINT GOT NO TYPE!
So (if you’re anything like me) go right ahead -mash, bake, boil, fry, roast, and dress up those bad boys with a hint of smoke!
Still need a little inspiration? Sprinkle smoked salt into baked sweet potatoes or onto a tried and true potato salad recipe. For both a sensory and savory overload, use it as a striking finish for rich, creamy pasta.
Wanna get fancy? (-but not too fancy am I right?) Try adding a pinch to good ol’ macaroni-and-cheese and watch as your family and friends revel in your new found gourmet cooking skills. Go on, take a bow.
Meats & MAins
Smoked sea salt brings a touch of the grill inside, and as such are most known for their role in a variety of meats and main dishes. From transforming homemade burger patties, to sealing in moisture and adding flavor to grilled chicken -the options are virtually endless. For even more flavor options, get creative and combine it with your signature blend of spices or use it as a smokey addition to homemade barbecue sauce.
Try using smoked sea salt as a dry rub for steak, poultry, pork, or fish for a main course that’s dizzyingly satisfying.
Bring the grill indoors by adding a dash of smoked sea salt to slow cooked ribs. (Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go drool in the corner).
A Smokey Cocktail
While baby goats in pajamas may be the best thing since sliced bread (-no seriously. Google it), smoked salt may be best thing for the Bloody Mary since the pickle.
Sounds crazy, I know but hear me out.
The tomato and smoke blend together create an almost too perfect combination to shock and delight your taste buds. Try it (or better yet, try it while you google baby goats in pajamas) -you can thank me later.
Last but certainly not least comes my favorite flavor combination, the salty sweet.
Try adding a toasted crunch to salted caramel ice cream, or a bold smoke to hot buttery popcorn. Sprinkle atop delicate desserts like chocolate caramel strawberries or add a dash to warm chocolate chip cookies and dip them in milk!
Not quite your style? Go ahead and turn up the smokey by adding it to roasted peaches served with a bourbon syrup.
Oop, looks like you’re drooling.
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There we have it, over seven ways to enjoy smoked sea salt!
Whether you keep the cooking classic or dare to think outside the box, I hope at least one of them inspired you to get out there and play with your food!
Health & Happiness,