Our Smoked Applewood Salt has a savory flavor that is light, sweet and a bit fruity. The popularity of smoked salts has truly exploded over the past few years and for good reason, a quality smoked salt can add a flavor dimension that only it can provide.
Speaking of quality smoked salts, let’s talk a minute about that. Not all smoked salts are the same, and the best quality smoked salts achieve their flavor by being cold smoked. Top grade smoked salts pick up the flavor characteristics of the wood they were smoked with – hickory, alder wood, apple wood and we’ve even found some small artisans who use wood from aged bourbon or wine barrels. Using smoked salts is an easy and flavorful way to add a rich smoky flavor with a gourmet twist to dishes or rubs. Naturally smoked salts are made by smoking evaporated sea salt over wood. Processing smoked salt in this manor is much more expensive to manufacture, as this slow cooking method requires specialized smokers. Top quality smoked salts are smoked at low temperatures, also referred to as cold smoked, for 2-3 days. The cool smoke from these fires seeps into the salt crystals giving the distinctive and classic smoked taste. The resulting flavor is strong, yet gentle and is preferred by gourmet and home chefs alike. Cheaper versions that simply “flavor” the salt are not equal substitutes and once you taste the real deal, you’ll never go back!
1.2 cup jar 2.9oz