.Salt is a commonly used ingredient in many dishes. Now you can spice up your boring salt with flavored salt to really make spices and flavors pop in your dishes. There are three different methods you can use to make your favorite flavor salt. All three methods are easy and will give you flavor salt you’ll love so much you might just eat it straight from the jar.
The Dry method is the easiest way to make flavored salts. Just mix in 1 teaspoon flavoring for every ¼ cup salt. The dry method uses any dry spice or dehydrated fresh ingredients like fresh herbs or citrus peels. If using dehydrated herbs, grind into small bits and then mix in with the salt. If you love spicy foods try making Ancho Chili and lime salt. Simply combine ¼ cup salt, ½ teaspoon dried lime zest and ½ teaspoon dried ancho chilis. Yum!
.If you’d rather use liquid flavorings to spice up your salt, try the wet method. From hot sauces to sweet sauces, the possibilities are endless! For the wet method, use the ratio 1 tablespoon liquid sauce per ½ cup salt. Combine the salt and sauce in a food processor and pulse until combined. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and dry out in the oven for 2 hours at 170 degrees. Once dry, you have flavorful salt perfect for popcorn, fries or anything else! You could use spicy mustard, BBQ sauce or even sriracha!
The best method is the reduction method. You can make your salt taste like your favorite alcoholic beverage. Yes, you read that right! Wine flavored salt?! Yes please! For this method you want to first reduce your alcohol. Use three cups of alcohol per 1 cup of salt. To reduce the alcohol, bring it to a boil and simmer until it forms a syrup-like mixture. Immediately add the salt to the mixture and stir until combined. Then, like with the wet method, spread onto a baking sheet and bake for 2 hours at 170 degrees. This is a must for girl’s night!