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Smoked Salt with dried ground Jalopenos

post #1 of 19
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I have been thinking about doing this for a while now and finally got some time to give it a try.  I got some jalopenos and let them turn red and sat them in the window to dry out. We get a lot of sun in the kitchen window so in about a week they were completely dehydrated. 

 

I was smoking some mozzarella for guests coming tomorrow and decided to throw in a pan of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt.  I have tried both the Morton's and the Diamond and I think the Diamond dissolves better.  I also threw about 6 of the dried jalopenos on top of the salt to see if they might pick up any smoke- they did not. Next time I will smoke them first then dehydrate.

 

I left the salt and peppers in for about 3 hours. The salt took on a great smokey fragrance which is what I was hoping for.  I cut the peppers into small pieces, removed the seeds and ground them in my spice grinder. A word of caution here. Wait for a minute or so before opening the grinder - if you open right away, you are going to be breathing jalopeno dust. I thankfully remembered reading this somewhere and avoided that mistake. 

 

 

Once ground, I mixed the pepper with an equal amount of the salt. Test run on some tomato slices was mighty tasty. Not too much heat and the smokey salt is awesome.

 

Almost forgot to take a pic of he japs and salt after smoking 

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Here is the ground mixed smoked jalopeno salt in a ramekin ready for me to put into a shaker

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Thanks for looking 

post #2 of 19

Great idea! I'm still wanting to smoke some salt & adding japs to it would really suit our taste buds!

post #3 of 19

This has to go on the to do list...This going on your Spicy Nuts? PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif...JJ

post #4 of 19

Jalapeno Salt?

Now that's on my bucket list!

 

Great Job Scar!

 

 

Todd

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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

This has to go on the to do list...This going on your Spicy Nuts? PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif...JJ



No - those get Chipotle and Garlic.  This might get a run in some Bloody Mary's and on some Huevos Rancheros 

post #6 of 19

awesome gary....... icon14.gif

 

joe

post #7 of 19

Gary this is a cool idea  or a hot idea

post #8 of 19

What an Awesome idea!!!

 

See what a retired brain can do after it has time to rest !!!!

 

 

Great post Scar !!!

 

 

Bear

post #9 of 19

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Awesome again Gary

post #10 of 19

Sweet...

 

I mean Salty...

 

I, I, I mean peppery, no smoky. 

 

Wait I got it... GREAT!

 

Will definitely give this a go! And gives me idea... smoked garlic, dried and powdered. Oh yeah!

 

 

 

 

post #11 of 19
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No - those get Chipotle and Garlic.  This might get a run in some Bloody Mary's and on some Huevos Rancheros 



now thats an idea I can get on board with, nice work!

post #12 of 19

Now that's some salt I would use all of the time, great idea!

post #13 of 19

I think I will try that. I still have Japs growing on the vine here as well as some serranos...I wonder if I could smoke then and then let them dry out ?  

 

Sure looks good and I like hot stuff.

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...I wonder if I could smoke then and then let them dry out ?  

 

 


That is exactly what I am going to do with the next batch. I doubt that they will take on much smoke since they will be dehydrated in the end. The salt provides a nice smokey flavor to the mix

 

post #15 of 19
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That is exactly what I am going to do with the next batch. I doubt that they will take on much smoke since they will be dehydrated in the end. The salt provides a nice smokey flavor to the mix

 



I'm going to give it a try too this weekend. Might try cutting them in half and devein and de-seed them so more surface area is exposed to the smoke. I can just imagine the flavor. Makes one want to get creative with other types of peppers or veggies too.

post #16 of 19

that's my kinda salt! i dry and smoke mine at the same time........i just put them in the vertical with amzn smoker and i just let them go for about 24 hrs or until they dry out.

post #17 of 19
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that's my kinda salt! i dry and smoke mine at the same time........i just put them in the vertical with amzn smoker and i just let them go for about 24 hrs or until they dry out.



Good Idea..no, Great Idea !

post #18 of 19

Great idea! I may try this next year with cayenne out of the garden.

post #19 of 19

I have smoked both salt and jalapenos, but never together. I have never ground the jalapeno yet ether. I have got to give that a try.

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