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Smoked Sea Salt

stevuchan Aug 28, 2006 05:25 PM

I'll be firing up the smoker next Sunday. I will have a couple of open shelves and would like to make smoked salt. Is it as simple as spreading salt on a jelly roll pan and exposing it to smoke for a few hours? Will be doing this on the top shelf to avoid the Pork fat drippings (First time I've ever avoided pork fat drippings BTW). Has anyone had success with smoking salts?



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    ricepad Aug 28, 2006 05:27 PM

    Yep, it really is that simple. I've done it, and the longer you smoke it, the better...I shoot for at least six hours, and 10 is even better.

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    1. re: ricepad
      Pei Aug 28, 2006 05:34 PM

      So if I don't have a smoker, but I get my friend who does have a smoker to smoke me some salt, will that salt help my oven-cooked ribs taste a little more smokey?

      1. re: Pei
        cheryl_h Aug 28, 2006 06:08 PM

        Why don't you ask your friend to smoke the ribs? They're beyond delicious. Offer to trade something in return, give him/her some of the ribs?

        1. re: cheryl_h
          Pei Aug 28, 2006 07:08 PM

          Unfortunately, he lives 600 miles away. But yes, when we get together there are definitely smoked ribs.

        2. re: Pei
          designerboy01 Aug 29, 2006 08:15 PM

          FYI, This is cheating but they sell liquid smoke and the results turn out pretty good. You can make a smoker out of a wok, but you seal the lid with a damp towel (where the lid meets the wok). Look at this article.


        3. re: ricepad
          djh Aug 28, 2006 07:13 PM

          Do you think this would work with kosher salt, or are crystals too small? I've thought about trying this with sea salt, but never get around to it because my supply is always running low.

          1. re: djh
            Pei Aug 28, 2006 07:46 PM

            Just a thought: if you're going to smoke a large quantity, get sea salt at Korean markets. You can get 2.5 pounds for a few dollars. It tastes the same as the $10 sea salt for a small jar that you get at other markets.

            1. re: Pei
              djh Aug 28, 2006 08:35 PM

              Thanks for the tip. Much cheaper than the bulk camargue I've been getting from saltworks @ $35/2.2 lbs!

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