Jun 17, 2015

Smoked Salt

Or lemon smoked salt in my case. After years of buying smoked salt in tiny jars with prices up to €10 per 200 grams and beyond, it finally dawned on me: I can easily smoke my own salt. Why don’t I? And so I did and it turned out fantastic! I needed a delicately smoked salt for a few special chicken and fish recipes, so I used my Moroccan lemon wood chips and soaked…

Sep 17, 2014

Seriously Flavoured Salt

Filed under: Sauces & Spices,spice mixes,Home,Recipes — Kay @ 10:36 am

Seriously flavoured salt: why, oh, why didn’t I think of this sooner? I can almost see you frown. I know that adding dried herbs or other spices to salt has been done for eons. No rocket science there. A good flavoured salt is a perfect way to finish and liven up any kind of dish. But I own a dehydrator, darn it! I can do better than that. I just…

Jul 22, 2014

Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi—also known as Japanese Seven Spice—is one of my personal favourites. It’s a seasoning with flavours that really pack a punch, and is absolutely divine on most things grilled. Must-have blend during BBQ season. Spicy, actually way more spicy than you’d expect a Japanese seasoning to be, but in a really good way; a citrussy way. Citrus is always good in my world. Few weeks ago someone (you know who…

Jul 26, 2013

Soul Dust

I almost forgot to share this recipe. My bad. I’m always looking for a good dry rub and then I caught the last few minutes of an old Triple D episode (Guy Fieri), where the owner of a BBQ joint was making something that looked like the perfect rub to me. He then went ahead and messed it up by drizzling way too much honey on his ribs, but that…

May 16, 2013

Sel de Provence

My love for special spice or salt-mixes is one of the reasons I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. Especially now that I’m growing and drying my own hot peppers and herbs, I tend to go a little overboard. Coming up with new blends is my favourite form of entertainment because there’s no such thing as one seasoned salt to rule them all, well, my beloved Lawry’s comes…

Mar 13, 2013

Roasted Sichuan Pepper Salt

When I casually mentioned wanting to learn more about authentic Chinese cooking (after a horrible Chinese take-out dinner), one of my American friends told me I had to start by making a roasted Sichuan pepper salt. Not that having this seasoned salt will instantly turn me into a fantastic Chinese cook (unfortunately), but it’s a common spice used in Asian cuisine. Of course, with me being a very compliant woman…