Smoked Kosher salt (lightly smoked)
You always hear and read about smoked salts and what they bring to the table. Well after much reading on the subject I decided that I would give it a try. After all, I was just as curious as the next person.
My plan was to just smoke the salt lightly and experience the flavor. This would take about 4 hours because that was all I had time for on this particular day. I would later do an 8-hr smoke and taste the difference. Anyway here are the pics of what I did...
My smoker set up. It may be ugly but I love it!! You can see the tray of salt up top. I enclose the front with a hanging sheet metal when I smoke.
Here is the salt after about 4 hours.
A closer look of the results.
You can see the difference between the before and after.
All in all I liked the results. And I have been using this for seasoning on various dishes such as egg scrambles, grilled meats, and stir fries to name a few. You can really taste the subtle smokey flavor which is the effect that I wanted.
As I said next time will be an 8-hr smoke just to taste the difference.
Here is a good web link on the topic.. http://www.theroguegourmet.com/blog/methods-and-techniques/smoking-salt/
Until next time....