Smoked salts have become a very popular food item recently as people crave more variety in their diet. This high quality smoked salt is one of the easiest ways to add a new simple pleasure to your life.
Every hickory salt available today is created differently. Some are smoked with care and attention, like ours. Others are produced through the use of artificial colors and flavors, which are then marketed as a cheap smoked salt.
Our Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt is made with sea salt. The sea salt is flattened into a plate-like shape with the help of large heated rollers that pass over the sea salt and help them go from cubic to smooth "lamellose" flakes. These flakes are both flat and have little mass, helping them stick to the surface of foods more readily. The length of the salt also contributes to the amount of crunch you will get from biting down on the salt.
Once it has been flattened, the salt undergoes a cold-smoking process where flavor is added to a food without it cooking. Cold smoking is used because the salt doesn't need to be cooked, it just needs a little smoky flavor added to it.
Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt is a perfect secret ingredient in homemade beef jerky, burgers, chicken, cheese dips, gravies, nuts, meats, potatoes, stuffing, and turkey. It's excellent in barbecue sauces, spice rubs, and vinaigrettes.
Love to grill all summer and dread the day you have to put the grill away for the comfort of oven-cooked food inside? Using this salt is a way to bring that grilled flavor to your table all year round without actually doing any grilling at all. Use it on your favorite roasted vegetables or pan cooked meats to impart that savory, grilled flavor in a way that can't otherwise be so deliciously replicated.
Our Smoked Hickory Salt has a savory, smoky flavor. It is a more intense smoked salt.