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Who's ever smoked salt

yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
I was in a store today and I saw some hickory and apple wood smoked sea salt. Smelled pretty good. Never thought about it before, but I'm sure it's be great in rubs and used on lots of food on the grill for a bit more flavor. Anyone ever use the smoked salt before, or make it? I found some guy who smoked sea/kosher salt for about an hour. I might give it a try.
Dunedin, FL


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    done it, lay it out in foil and give it a very light spray of water and smoke it. when done you want to put it in a jar that seals like a small mason jar because the smoke seems to fade in a few weeks if left exposed. then make a bloody mary with it
  • milesbrown4milesbrown4 Posts: 314
    never smoked it myself it before, but I use adler smoked sea salt all the time when I cook salmon.  I cover the half a salmon (buy it at costco) with a generous amount of the salt (only).  Let it soak into the salmon for an hour or so in the refrigerator.  Bring the salmon out for about 10-15 to get it back to room temperature, wash the salt off the salmon.  Cover with fresh dill and/or minced garlic.  (don't put any salt or pepper on it - no more needed).  It is the best!  Good luck.  
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    when you do it try some peppercorns too, ive never seen that done but it sounds interesting and i bet it takes even more smoke
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 938
    I have never thought of smoking it myself but we do occasionally by the smoked sea salt from Maldon.  Maldon regular sea salt is our salt of choice and it really is a better salt because the crystals are large irregular you seem to be able to use less weight wise but get more of a flavour kick.

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248

    I did this recipe a few years back and decided it was tooo much work, 18 hours, for the end result which was good.


  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Wow, 18 hours seems like a long while. When you did that recipe did you get a really deep smoke taste? Maybe I'll try it just for a few hours and see how that goes before I try the 18 hour ordeal. It just seems excessive especially since meats pick up smoke tastes relatively shortly. I like the steam/moisture idea, that just makes sense.

    I guess I may as well throw some almonds on too for a bit while I'm at it...
    Dunedin, FL
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 186
    I smoked coarse sea salt with apple & pecan a few months back - just dumped the salt into a foil pan, smoked at 275 ish for 2-3 hours, no water spritz; 18 hours seems unnecessary.  Adds a nice mild hint of smoke to foods.

    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • zosobao5150zosobao5150 Posts: 133
    Doesn't doing this turn you into a zombie, and you want to eat peoples' faces off?
    XL BGE
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Yes, but that wears off in a couple of hours.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    I probably took 18 hours 'cause my containers were 1/2-3/4" deep and I stirred it every few hours.  Also I left it on overnight to gather more smoke flavor.
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