Saturday, September 10, 2011

Infused Sea Salts

Today I was at Whole Foods (love that place!) and I came across a whole section of infused sea salts. Many different and interesting flavors such as cabernet, ginger, garlic, coconut-lime, and curry. At one point I even had the curry in my cart with the thought of using it on salmon. I decided to put it back though because $16.99/lb for salt is a little much.

When I got home I thought to myself... I can totally make that and off to the kitchen I went.

In about 1 minute I had infused sea salt for MUCH less. Here is how I did it.

First, make a paste with 2 tsp of curry powder (or your favorite ground dry spice) and 1 T of water.




Next mix together really well with 1/2 cup of salt.



Finally, spread out in a thin even layer to dry. I'm still waiting for mine to dry, but I imagine once the water has evaporated thoroughly you will need to store in a container with a tight fitting lid in a cool dry place.

I'm really looking forward to trying this with other flavors. It would also be great as a gift in a pretty glass jar decorated with a nice ribbon!!!

Enjoy!




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2 comments:

The Mrs said...

Not a curry fan but I've got some ancho chili powder in there that could be mighty good! I wonder if you could microwave it a little bit to help speed the evaporation process. Oops, there's my impatience showing! HA!

Jessy with a "Y" said...

Ha!!! I was actually thinking a low oven for a while, but I'll see how it is in the morning. I'm planning on testing it on some chicken breasts tomorrow night. ;)