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28 Ways To Add Extra Flavor To Everything You Cook

Flavored salts are a serious game changer.

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1. Pan sear a piece of fish in olive oil and butter and sprinkle it with lemon zest salt.

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2. Sautée mushrooms and top with alderwood smoked salt for a nutty and smoky finish.

http://food52.com/blog/13043-the-genius-secret-ingredient-your-sauteed-mushrooms-are-missing

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3. Try adding this pinot noir salt to a garlic and herb rubbed hanger steak.

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4. Try this smoked jalapeño salt on top of baked tortilla chips.

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5. Try using smoked espresso sea salt on a coffee-rubbed ribeye roast.

http://food52.com/recipes/27259-coffee-rubbed-ribeye-roast

Just substitute the regular sea salt in the recipe.

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6. Grab your favorite vanilla ice cream and sprinkle some coffee salt over it.

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7. Make homemade garlic aioli and substitute the regular salt with saffron salt.

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/the-creamiest-aioli

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8. Sprinkle this maple bacon salt over crispy cornmeal waffles.

http://www.asweetpeachef.com/entrees/cornmeal-waffles/

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9. Make some olive oil and herb bread dip and use this sun-ripened tomato salt instead of regular salt.

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10. Make some whipped ricotta with honey and sprinkle some habanero salt on top.

You can also use ghost pepper salt.

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11. Make yourself a fancy bloody Mary and rim the glass with this bloody Mary cocktail salt.

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12. Make some chocolate covered chewy caramels and sprinkle them with vanilla bean salt.

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13. Wild Porcini Salt:

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Make some burgers (meat or veggie) and use porcini salt instead of regular salt for added richness.

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14. Make yourself some smashed avocado toast with a poached or fried egg and sprinkle Sriracha salt on top instead of just regular Sriracha sauce.

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15. Use this smoked salt the next time you make BBQ chicken to add some smoky depth.

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16. Make some homemade veggie sushi (or order in) and sprinkle the wasabi sesame salt over it.

This store sells variety packs (3 for $10 all the way up to 8 for $30) and you can choose from a ton of other flavors. Find it here.

17. Make some basic Parmesan risotto and stir in this black truffle salt.

For added flavor, drizzle with black or white truffle oil.

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18. Roast some potatoes and sprinkle basil salt over them for a bright kick.

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19. Roast a chicken to perfection using this rosemary lemon sea salt. Just replace the regular salt with this kind.

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20. Sprinkle cherry plum sea salt onto onigiri (Japanese rice balls) for a tangy bite.

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21. Make some ginger marinated shrimp kebabs and top them with Thai ginger salt to finish.

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22. Roast some sweet potatoes with this smoked chipotle sea salt for an interesting take on baked fries.

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23. Make some coconut carrot curry soup and top it with a sprinkling of this spicy curry salt to intensify the flavor.

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24. Stuff some fresh or dried apricots with goat cheese and drizzle them with honey and sweet onion salt for an unexpected savory bite.

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25. Make some delicious chocolate chip cookies and top them with this chocolate salt for an extra chocolatey sweet-and-salty bite.

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26. Throw back some delicious margaritas rimmed with lime sea salt.

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And if you really want to get salty about it...

27. You might want to try this flavored salt sampler.

This one includes: Himalayan Pink, Italian Black Truffle, Fleur De Sel, Thai Ginger, Spanish Rosemary, Roasted Garlic, Smoked Applewood, Alaea Hawaii & Cyprus Black Lava. Find it here.
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This one includes: Himalayan Pink, Italian Black Truffle, Fleur De Sel, Thai Ginger, Spanish Rosemary, Roasted Garlic, Smoked Applewood, Alaea Hawaii & Cyprus Black Lava. Find it here.

28. Or this hand harvested flavored salt variety pack:

This one comes with: lemon zest, Stumptown coffee, ghost chili, pinot noir and Madagascar vanilla. Find it here.
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This one comes with: lemon zest, Stumptown coffee, ghost chili, pinot noir and Madagascar vanilla. Find it here.

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