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Looking for a no salt seasoning

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Hey all, I want to add some heat to "candied bacon", like a sweet then heat kind of deal. I tried a little Everglades heat and realized I need something that doesn't have salt in the mix.  Does anyone have a spice recommendation?  Every label I've checked locally has salt as the first or second ingredient. Suggestions on a homemade blend are also welcomed. 

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  • Austin  Egghead
    Austin Egghead Posts: 3,966
    edited July 2018
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    Dizzy Pig has a good assortment of no salt seasoning.  Todd's Dirt also has a no salt no MSG Original Dirt  http://www.toddsdirt.com/products.htm  You can always up the heat to any rub with cayanne.  Or, search for Mickey's Rub on forum and leave out the salt.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,643
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    If it was me, I would mix my own.  Add what you like, for candied bacon I would probably use black pepper, smoked paprika, brown sugar, cayenne/red pepper flake and a touch of garlic and onion powders.
  • NPHuskerFL
    NPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
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    Try making it with hand-ground herbs/aromatics and maybe some bourbon + turbinado sugar. Make this into a paste and brush it onto the bacon. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Austin  Egghead
    Austin Egghead Posts: 3,966
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    Sorry, I miss read your post...thought you were looking for no salt rubs.  Actually, Mickey's rub will work for candied bacon, remove the salt, up the brown sugar,  add bakers chocolate and sub cayenne for the ancho pepper.  
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • jtcBoynton
    jtcBoynton Posts: 2,814
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    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • dharley
    dharley Posts: 377
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    If all you want is to add heat, I would just use cayenne or hot sauce to whatever you're using to candy the bacon. FWIW
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  • gdenby
    gdenby Posts: 6,239
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    Legume said:
    If it was me, I would mix my own.  Add what you like, for candied bacon I would probably use black pepper, smoked paprika, brown sugar, cayenne/red pepper flake and a touch of garlic and onion powders.
    That’s pretty much the base. If it’s going to be Egg’d, could go w ordinary paprika, no smoked needed, tho’ the smoked seems to be a better grade paprika.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,223
    edited July 2018
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    Oakridge is my go to.  Most of theirs are no salt.

    https://www.oakridgebbq.com
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  • Grillnugget
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    Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Thanks all, this is going to be a delicious process.  

  • JNDATHP
    JNDATHP Posts: 461
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    Michael
    Large BGE
    Reno, NV
  • Eggcelsior
    Eggcelsior Posts: 14,414
    edited July 2018
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,223
    edited July 2018
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      edit .... wow, looks like you are right.  did they change their mixes?  I could have swore they were no salt.  My bad.  I find most commercial rubs way to salty.  OR rubs were perfect for me.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin