Salt is one of the most important seasonings in the world of cookery and as such, you’ll find it in more or less every food. Its one of those spices that you either love or hate, and for those of you who don’t like salt, its usually due to the flavour. Today we’re going to be looking at giving your meals a little something special by trying your hand at making your own flavoured salts.
Flavoured salts and sugars are an increasingly popular item on shelves at the moment, and they can often command a high price, but why pay high prices for something you can make at home? Flavoured salts are really easy to make and you can make as many different types as you can imagine.
As long as you have either a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder your well on your way, the main idea is to take the ingredients your wish to use as flavouring and grind them to your preferred consistency. Of course certain ingredients consistency will depend on what your trying to achieve, if you want a widespread flavour throughout the whole salt, then grind to a powder, if you want chunks of flavour spread throughout your salt then grind to a rougher consistency before then grinding into your salt.
Once your salts are completed, you can store them in clean jars until your ready to use them, or you can put them straight into shakers ready to use.
Depending on what you want from your salts, you can add plenty of ingredients. Here are a couple of ideas to get you going on flavours.
SPICY – For a spicy touch you can try using ingredients such as paprika or dried chillies.
SWEET – For a sweet touch, you could try using vanilla seeds or cinnamon.
SAVOURY – For a savoury touch why not try pieces of cooked bacon, this could add a very interesting flavour, but be careful to not let it go off.