With sincere apologies to my husband and my old man cat, there’s a new love in my life.
When I switched to traditional foods over ten years ago, I gave up all foods that contained smoke flavoring or liquid smoke because I assumed it would be loaded with nasty chemicals. A few weeks ago Mountain Rose Herbs contacted me to ask if I would try and review one of the items in their new Epicurean Organics line. I looked over the offerings and immediately zeroed in on their Smoked Sea Salt.
When it arrived, I opened the bottle at the dinner table and the most alluring aroma drifted out. I immediately had visions of winter foods getting some kicked up, smoky flavor without having to pull out the grill. I love grilled food but I don’t love having to stand outside in freezing cold air or fight snow or frigid rain to get it.
The bottle states “Pacific Sea Salt is slow smoked over Pacific Alder wood to create this unique salt, giving it an authentic and full bodied smoke flavor.” This salt is non-GMO, Fair Trade, chemical free and irradiation free. Two percent of the purchase price goes to the Organic Consumers Association. Mountain Rose Herbs has a good reputation for quality and I have been pleased with all of the herbs and other products I have ever received from them since I first started ordering from them over six years ago.
I decided I would make my basic pan-fried hamburger recipe but substitute this smoked sea salt for the 1 tsp of salt I normally include in a burger.
The result was one happy mama and thumbs up from everyone at the dinner table.
The bottom line: this smoked salt delivers.
If winter is driving you nuts and you need something with a sultry flavor to pep you up, keep a jar of this in your spice cabinet. You won’t be sorry.
Plans are now in the works to try this smoked sea salt in a variety of dishes including salmon and some sauces. Look for recipes on the blog in the coming weeks.
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This giveaway will close Wednesday, March 21st and the winner will be announced Friday, March 23rd.
1 pound ground beef
2 Tbs coconut flour, sifted
1 tsp Epicurean Organics Smoked Sea Salt
1 egg, beaten well
In a bowl, combine the ground beef, coconut flour, salt, pepper and egg. Mix gently until combined. Shape into four patties. Pan fry over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
Serve on buns with all of the trimmings.