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5 Ways to Jazz up Recipes with Sea Salt

For some, creating a dish is just as much fun (if not more!), than actually eating it! With Pinterest, cooking shows and YouTube videos, there are nearly endless options for cooking inspiration.


One of the greatest ways that people are discovering they can change the texture and taste of foods both savory and sweet is with sea salt! The True Salt team shares some fun and easy ways to jazz up recipes with sea salt.



1. Consider the Salt — When choosing the right salt to use in any recipe, True Salt suggests using a pure, clean sea salt. However, there are also different textures of salt — each which can achieve a different result in all types of foods and even change the texture of certain foods. So get creative when it comes selecting salt grains (course, flake, the list goes on!).


2. Salt as a Brine — Brining meat can change the texture of meats and poultry, making it tender and juicy. Brining involves submerging a cut of meat or poultry (even an entire holiday turkey) into a solution of water and salt. The process allows the meat to absorb the liquid and salt, which results in a more flavorful and juicier piece of meat — especially for lean cuts that tend to dry out easily during the cooking process. A brine ratio is generally four tablespoons of (dissolved) salt per four cups of water. Depending on the size of the meat, it can soak in the brine anywhere from an hour to 12 hours.


3. Seasonings and Rubs — Course sea salt can be used in dry seasonings and dry rubs to tenderize meat. Allow the rubs to sit on the meat, such as steak or pork chops, about 15 minutes prior to grilling.


4. Sweet and Salty — Using flake sea salt as a finishing product can completely change the flavor of a sweet dessert — and even add a little crunch to otherwise soft sweet treats. It can be sprinkled on freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies, caramels or fresh fudge truffles, for example; or it can even be used to add a salty touch to brownies, peanut butter cookies, dark chocolate sea salt almond bark, and more.



5. Infused Sea Salt — Sea salt can be infused with nearly any herb to create a whole new flavor. Rosemary salt, lemon-citrus herb salt, thyme and sage salt, and more can all be created by using a plain sea salt and other desired herbs. These can not only be used to jazz up other foods, but when put into beautiful jars or tins, they make great hostess gifts!

When getting cookin’ in the kitchen, keep in mind that sea salt can be used in endless ways to jazz up a variety of recipes. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the creative uses for sea salt.


When getting cookin’ in the kitchen, keep in mind that sea salt can be used in endless ways to jazz up a variety of recipes. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the creative uses for sea salt.