Monday, February 3, 2014

Discovering 2014: Flavored Salts

Discovering 2014 is a personal goal to complete a daily project throughout the year!

Today's project was Flavored Salts. This one I looped in the husband on, since cooking is generally his domain. A couple of the blends we made you can find in most grocery stores, but at a much higher price than buying the spices separately and blending them on your own!

For this project you need some empty bottles, measuring spoons, a funnel, spices, salt, and optionally a mortar and pestle. We chose to use Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and White Pepper.

The husband stirred and lightly grinded the spices and salt together in our mortar and pestle. The only one we didn't grind was the garlic salt, since both are granulated so they simply mixed together nicely. Here are the ratios we used (salt to spice):
  • Onion Salt - 1.5:1
  • Garlic Salt - 1:1
  • White Pepper Salt - 3:1
This means we used 3 tablespoons of salt to one tablespoon of white pepper, and so on. The stronger your spice, the more salt you'll want to stop it from overpowering the blend.

The Onion Salt we figure will taste great on steak; the Garlic Salt is much more versatile and would be great not only on fish, poultry and a variety of meat, but also potatoes and probably snacks like popcorn. The White Pepper Salt would be a nice touch on chicken, pork, and fish.

If you make any of your own blends be sure to comment and let us know how they turned out! If you're looking for some more food related posts, my friend Amy blogged about "Ridiculously Easy Soft Breadsticks" today!

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