A Pinch of Seasoning Salt
As you probably know, our world of spices and seasonings is nearly endless! While it’s true that we have extensive lines of salt-free blends as well as some truly amazing salts, one of the simplest ways to introduce flavor into your food is through seasoning salts.
As you probably know, our world of spices and seasonings is nearly endless! While it’s true that we have some truly amazing sea salts, one of the simplest ways to introduce flavor into your food is through seasoning salts.
"Of all smells, bread; of all tastes, salt." - George Herbert, English poet (1593-1633)
Our seasoning salts are created with sea salt, which is natural, with no anti-caking agents or additives. Blending this product with other spices, we are able to create perfect all-purpose seasoning salts. With Black Garlic Salt, we have created a unique spin on traditional Garlic Salt. Then there is fiery Ghost Pepper Salt or unique Makrut Lime Sea Salt to add a dynamic flavor to any dish!
Umami Garlic Salts
One of the go-to seasonings of my childhood was garlic salt. My little sister loved it so much she was occasionally known to sneak a sprinkle into the palm of her hand, the way some kids would swipe sugar. “So why is your Garlic Salt so good?” we are often asked. As in most recipes, the secret is in the use of quality ingredients. With this one though, the “secret” is that we use both regular granulated and roasted granulated garlic. The granulated garlic gives the strong garlic punch, while the roasted granulated garlic adds a depth of flavor and a mellow sweetness. And before you ask, yes, we do make our Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle in the same way!
But we don't stop there. We found a way to take the umami flavor of garlic salt to the next level. Meet Black Garlic Salt. This one-of-a-kind seasoning salt has a sea salt base accented with fermented black garlic. Through fermentation, garlic is transformed into a complex, umami-packed ingredient with fig-like sweetness and caramelized notes. We combine the unique flavor with tangy Korean gochugaru chile flakes to create this one-of-a-kind seasoning salt. Try anywhere you would use a standard garlic salt (A.K.A. everywhere). Season meats and veggies before cooking. Sprinkle onto French fries, popcorn, eggs, and more.
Fiery Ghost Pepper Salt
For some people, flavor equates to something with a kick. Rather than subtle, umami notes, these chile-heads want a seasoning that will punch them in the mouth with a burst of intensity. In case you don’t already have an idea, I’m referring to our Ghost Pepper Salt.
This one was a bit tricky to create: salt and heat is a great marriage, but we thought it needed something to ground the flavors. From a technical position, we needed a liquid binder to tie the salt to the chile. After trying a few different flavors, we decided on chocolate extract. The cocoa grounds the heat of the chile and gives it a bit of complexity. While not one of the aforementioned chile-heads, I appreciate the complex flavors of sweet and heat, earthy and salty. This intensely hot seasoning salt is chocolatey, bittersweet, and earthy. Season chicken wings, chili, fajitas, and French fries. You can use sparingly (or not!) instead of hot sauce or other condiments. Caution: This is HOT!
Tangy Makrut Lime Sea Salt
Lime and salt are a classic pairing (margaritas anyone?) This was also a tricky salt to create. Lime juice powder had an excessive tartness without the refreshing bright and fruitiness of fresh lime. We found that the best way to add true, natural lime flavor is with makrut lime leaves. It has an expected tartness, without being sour or bitter, and is very refreshing. Makrut lime leaves are indigenous to Southeast Asia, though many trees now thrive in Hawaii. For a chile lime salt, add a teaspoon of Chipotle Chile Powder or other chile blend to one ounce of lime salt.
Another all-purpose seasoning salt, this can be tossed, sprinkled, or dusted across a wide variety of dishes from savory to sweet. From Asian to Caribbean to Latin inspired cuisines, season seafood, beef, poultry, pork, and vegetables. Add to salsas, guacamole, even hummus to boost the flavors of your dish. And, of course, you can absolutely use this salt to rim the edge of your cocktail glasses.
The best thing about seasoning salts is how easy they make it to add flavor to your favorite food. While I’ve touched on a number of our seasoning salts, there are many more salty blends waiting to be discovered. Take a look Behind the Seasoning to learn more about Good On You Vegan Chicken Salt. Sprinkle Mediterranean Sea Salt Veggie Shaker on cooked or fresh garden veggies. Garlic Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning was created for popcorn but is equally good as a seasoning salt on potatoes, potato salad, and more.
Explore our full line of seasoning salts or leave a comment with your favorite seasoning salts and how you use them.