Need some advice on Habanero Salt

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by ryan miller, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. So planning on doing some "homemade" gift baskets for some family members this year. It is going to include some of my Wife's Grandmothers spiced tea, a classic bbq rub, an asian inspired rub and some flavored oils from www.theolivetap.com .

    One thing i wanted to do for my brother and sister in law is to try to make some smoked Habanero salt. Was planning on smoking some Habanero along with some salt and grinding them up and mixing. Personally I am not one that likes that much heat so I am not sure what ratio to go with. I did some searches and didn't see anyone that has posted about doing this.

    I am thinking maybe a 2:1 ratio of salt to Habanero, but i don't know if that will be too overpowering. Ideas? Thoughts?
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That sounds pretty stiff...I would think 4 to 1 or even 6 to 1 unless they are serious Chile Heads...JJ
     
  3. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    What JJ said, your ratio is probably too high for most folks!
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We like hot & it sure sounds good, be interested to see how it turns out with whatever ratio you use.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. Yes the containers are sealed glass jars so good on that front. Couple of questions, do you think a longer smoke time would change the smoke flavor? My original plan was to smoke for at least 24hrs.
     
  7. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I think a 4 to 1 would be optimal, but then again, just my opinion
     

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