Smoked Salt

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nmtemp, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. nmtemp

    nmtemp Newbie

    I've had some very good smoked salts that

    works well on many Meats and Veggies,

    but they are very pricy. I Itried smoking kosher

    salt my-damn-self with very poor results.

    Any Thoughts
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Put it on a flat sheet, if its to deep the smoke doesn't penetrate. Either that or you have to keep stirring it around. 
     
  3. I've smoked salts. Found that a heavy smoke smell from mesquite or hickory works the best. I tried it th efirst time with metal bug screen to get the best smoke around the salt. only went ok. next time I did it on aluminmun foil. I smoked 1 1/2 lbs for 5 hrs. The longer the better and a thicker smoke than your Thin Blue Smoke is good just not billowing black sooty smoke. I made the mistake of giving them to friends and now its when are you going to make more. As usual. Its fantastic on fried eggs. Yummy.
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I love salt.

    Got about 10 different varieties.

    Tried smoking ...took too much time and not near as good as store bought.

    I also like garlic infused salt.

    I get my salt fix here!    http://www.saltworks.us/  

    Nice folks and free shipping most of the time.

     Craig
     
  5. thebigred67

    thebigred67 Newbie

    I found smoked salt at Trader Joe's and I think it was like 1.50 or 2.00 bucks.
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I'll have to check that out. 
     
  7. nmtemp

    nmtemp Newbie

    GROOVY
     
  8. nmtemp

    nmtemp Newbie

    Groovy that might work
     
  9. thebigred67

    thebigred67 Newbie


    Not sure on the price (my memory for numbers is really bad) but it was a good deal I believe. Once I saw smoked salt I didn't really care what the cost was anyway.
     
  10. i have smoked over 30 pounds of salt now with diffrent woods. Best way i found is course sea salt (www.saltworks.us) I made up some special racks out of 1x2 and wetal window screens. and ran it threw my masterbuilt propane smoker for over 12 hours a batch. For wood i was using treager pellets. I found that it works best to stir the salt around every few hours as it will start to pack down and get a slight crust on it. Mix it up and just smoke away. I made up a variety pack and gave them out for xmas gifts a few years ago. also tried peppercorns and they turned out yummy also.
     
  11. johnecig

    johnecig Newbie

    You can use smoked salt to sprinkle over raw or cooked vegetables (it's particularly good on grilled asparagus), mix into guacamole or salsa, season meat before cooking, or nearly any cooking process that requires the use of salt.
     
  12. Try using a grease splash screen with a thin layer of kosher salt. Had great results with MES40 and AMNPS. Smoked about 3 hrs. The splash screen is very fine mesh so the smoke passes but the salt doesn't.
     
  13. Good idea on the splash screen.  I will have to give it a try.

    Discovered a new salt (at least new to me) Saturday.  Cypress Black Salt.

    Had it sprinkled on Focaccia bread. It was awesome.  Just ordered some.
     
  14. I love using smoked salts in my cooking but have never thought about making my own. Thank you for all the information, I cannot wait to try making some.
     
  15. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    I have been smoking this brand of salt, its somewhat moist in the bag and I think that makes the smoke stick better. I just did 5 more pounds. I put it in for a full AMPS load and then hit it with the Traeger for a few hours more for added smoke and to dry it the rest of the way.

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  16. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have 2 splater screens with coarse seasalt in the smoker right now. I will be adding some spiced nuts to the smoker in about an hour.
     
  17. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is there a manic temp to smoke the salt at?
     
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have done both hot and cold smokes on salt. I think the salt took the smoke better at 225 for my taste anyway
     
  19. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool. I want to make some to give as Christmas gifts with the peppermint bark I already make. Sort of a sweet and salty gift.....
     
  20. Homemade smoked salt just has to be better than store bought. store bought seems to lose its smoke  after the bottle is opened several times. I'm thinking i could re-smoke it to my own liking.
     

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