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Nov 15, 2008 01:59 PM

Looking for Smoked Salt

I'm looking fort smoked salt. I've heard of it, never tried it. Curious about it's ability to lend bacony goodness to everything it touches. I've seen it online, and may order some, but prefer to buy in person if not too much hassle. I've tried two Bristol Farms, one Whole Foods, Joan's on Third and Monseur Marcell in the farmers market at 3rd and Fairfax, which is close to where I live. Any recs?
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  1. Try Penzey's in Torrance. If you love to cook, it is heaven walking in there with all fresh spices. They are much better quality than you get in the market, fresher, and less expensive. Hawthorne Blvd and Torrance Blvd. I live near you and I just go straight down La. Brea which turns into Hawthorne. Shopping center on the southwest side of hawthorne and Torrance. Couple of blocks from Del Amo Center.

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    1. re: paprkutr

      Went to Penzey's last year and they didn't have any. I then went to Marina Farms on Centinela and found some there.

      1. re: Chandavkl

        I think I saw them there last week. They carry an awful lot of specialty items for a produce market. I was there picking up some ingredients for a Spanish tortilla and found some Spanish chorizo. They're always worth a stop if you're around the neighborhood.

        1. re: bulavinaka

          Yup! Behind the counter of Marina Farms has lots of interesting finds...


          1. re: Dommy

            Oh!! I just remembered.... Call Cube on La Brea and Melrose. They also have an amazing selection of spices and salts...


    2. try great gourmet salts
      Penzey's does have some smoked seasoned salts
      Smart & Final has hickory salt
      The Spice House has smoked salt and Hickory and Mesquite seasoning you can add to things

      1. great website, i recommend the alderwood smoked salt, nice and mellow, hickory salt tends to be overwhelming and intense beyond reason.

        1. Surfas in Culver City sells Maldon's smoked salt.

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          1. re: Dyspepsia

            Yes, Surfas ! Also they have hickory salt, IIRC

            1. re: mikester

              I was thinking and this reminded me of taking hickory salt and cutting it with sea salt just to make it easier to estimate and less intense (and we are empty nesters so the amount is even harder to judge) . . . but I agree I like the milder smoked salts better too, even if they are more expensive you don't use that much.

          2. Thanks for the replies. I found some smoked Maldon at Monseiur Marcells in the farmers market. Either I missed it the first time, or they just started carrying it.