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Looking for a no salt seasoning

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  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,950
    edited July 21
    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
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,933
    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.
    Austin, TX
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,216
    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  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,950
    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
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,260
    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.
     
  • dharleydharley Posts: 210
    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
    Second hand LBGE with New PSWOO, 36" Blackstone- Playing with fire in Three Rivers, MI

    Always do sober what you said you would drunk, that'll teach you to keep your mouth shut.  -EH
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,104
    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_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,141
    edited July 21
    Oakridge is my go to.  Most of theirs are no salt.

    https://www.oakridgebbq.com
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • GrillnuggetGrillnugget Posts: 71
    Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Thanks all, this is going to be a delicious process.  

  • JNDATHPJNDATHP Posts: 319
    Michael
    Large BGE
    Reno, NV
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,134
    edited July 22
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,141
    edited July 22
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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.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
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