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How is it Made?
Smoking salts is a long process perfected by producers who care greatly for the flavor and quality of their salts. Our Mesquite Smoked Salt is a delightfully crunchy salt with a great, high quality flavor and an intensely pleasurable aroma.
First, sea salt is transformed into lamellose crystals, or plate-like crystals, under the pressure of a heated roller. This takes the cubic salt shape and flattens it out into irregularly shaped flat crystals that adhere to food more readily. This means that the salt lingers on your food longer and adds a nice little crunch as you dig into it. The flattened salt is then cold smoked. Cold smoking involves burning bark free hardwood with excellent aromatics at about 68 to 86°F inside of a smoking chamber. The salt is laid out on trays and the smoke wafts around the flakes for 8 to 12 hours.
Cooking with Mesquite Smoked Salt
Often, the first thing you will think of when hearing the name "mesquite" is a good barbecue sauce. The obvious association here is that our Mesquite Smoked Salt makes for a great ingredient in homemade barbecue sauces. This salt can be used in dry rubs as well, to help infuse flavor and make the meat more tender. Also try it as an ingredient in your beef brisket, burgers, or beef jerky recipes.
This is a salt that is also fantastic on starchy, root vegetables. It's not super overwhelming but can get there quickly if you load too much on, so use a small amount of the salt at first and then add more to taste. If you love roasted vegetables, this is a salt you will want to have in your spice cabinet!
Smoked salts in general are fantastic in gravies, but this is the perfect salt for a beef gravy. A nice easy recipe for this smoked mesquite gravy requires only a few ingredients. Gather up two cups of beef broth, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup of cold water, 3 tablespoons of arrowroot powder, and a generous pinch of this salt. In a sauce pan over medium high heat, bring your beef broth to a boil and then stir in your garlic powder, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together your cold water and arrowroot powder. Pour this mixture into the boiling mixture slowly and then reduce the heat to medium low. Stir the boiling gravy until it begins to thicken and then add a pinch of this salt to it. Stir until the salt dissolves and then taste. If you so desire, you can also add a pinch of our Pennsylvania Pepper for an even greater depth of flavor. Serve gravy warm over your favorite meat and potatoes dish.
What Does Smoked Mesquite Flaked Salt Taste Like?
Our Smoked Mesquite Flaked Salt has a strong smoky flavor with slightly sweet undertones.
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