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4 Flavored Salts and House Seasoning Mix

Make tasty homemade salts in flavors like sriracha salt, celery salt, house salt, mustard salt, and even pinot noir salt! These DIY salts would make a great gift too - gifts for foodies and gifts for food lovers.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: finishing salt, flavored salt, sriracha salt
Servings: 50
Calories: 10
Author: Lisa Hatfield

Ingredients

Sriracha Salt

  • 1/3 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup kosher sea salt

Mustard Salt

  • 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup kosher sea salt

Pinot Noir Salt

  • 7 tablespoons pinot noir
  • 1 cup kosher sea salt

Celery Salt

  • 1/2 cup celery leaves very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 cup kosher sea salt

House Seasoning

  • 2 cups kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cracked pepper grind peppercorns in a coffee grinder
  • 1/2 cup garlic powder

Instructions

Sriracha Salt

  • Recipe:  In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup Sriracha sauce + 1/2 cup kosher sea salt.
  • Spread sriracha salt mixture on a microwave-safe dinner plate, a paper plate works best, and spread evenly. Microwave 1 minute at a time, stirring every 60 seconds with a fork, for 5 minutes total. The salt mixture will continue to dry as it cooks. Stir and fluff with a fork. Let cool and dry for several hours on counter or overnight.
  • Enjoy Sriracha Salt With: avocado toast, guacamole, roasted vegetables, french fries, grilled fish, or try fruit: mango, pineapple, watermelon.

Mustard Salt

  • Recipe: In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard + 1/2 cup kosher sea salt.
  • Spread on a dinner plate and microwave 1 minute at a time. Stir every 60 seconds with a fork, for 5 minutes total.
    Mustard Salt will be slightly damp and will continue to dry as it cooks. Let it cool for several hours on the counter overnight. Store in small spice jars, or mason jar.
  • Enjoy Mustard Salt With: fish, roast beef, salad, grilled pork, homemade pretzels.

Pinot Noir Salt

  • Recipe: In a small bowl, mix 7 tablespoons pinot noir + 1 cup kosher sea salt.
  • Spread on a dinner plate and microwave 1 minute at a time. Stir every 60 seconds with a fork, for 5 minutes total.
    Pinot Noir Salt will be slightly damp and will continue to dry as it cooks. Also,  let pinot noir salt air dry 2 more days on the counter. Store in small spice jars, or mason jar.
  • Enjoy Pinot Noir Salt With: braised beef, grilled steak, sprinkle on cheeses, pork loin, or pasta with marinara.

Celery Salt

  • Recipe: In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup celery leaves very finely chopped + 1 teaspoon celery seeds + 1/2 cup kosher sea salt.
  • In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup celery leaves very finely chopped + 1 teaspoon celery seeds + 1/2 cup kosher sea salt.
    Spread on a dinner plate and microwave 1 minute at a time. Stir every 60 seconds with a fork, for 5 minutes total.
  • Enjoy Celery Salt With: Salads, corn on the cob, the rim of a Bloody Mary glass, cole slaw, tuna salad.

House Seasoning

  • Recipe: In a small bowl mix 2 cups kosher sea salt + 1/2 cup fresh cracked pepper (grind peppercorns in a coffee grinder) + 1/2 cup garlic powder. Store in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy House Seasoning With:  All around seasoning ready to use on chicken before roasting, put on fish and grill, great on pork roasts, season BBQ ribs before grilling or smoking, season hamburger patties before grilling.

Notes

For all of this recipe (don’t use table salt), use a flaky, coarse salt like Kosher Sea Salt (cheapest), Maldon, or Fleur de Sel. Recipe adapted from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine - April 2017

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0mg