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Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt

Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt
Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt
Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt

Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt

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101076 001
$6.84
Net Weight:
4.6 oz
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Smoked salts have become a very popular food item over the course of a few short years. As people crave more variety in their diet, new salts become an obvious answer to the question, "what can I try next?" Salts might have a little controversy on their own, but enjoying this high quality smoked salt in moderation is one of the easiest ways to add a new simple pleasure to your life.

Hickory smoked salt is especially popular in vegetarian circles. It gives new vegetarians an excuse to try new flavors and makes it really easy to whip up an extremely flavorful vegetable-based dish. It also gives seasoned vegetarians, no pun intended, a way to diversify their flavor options to showcase new foods in a world that is growing ever-increasingly interested in vegetarian foods and new ways to incorporate them into their diets.

 

 

History of the Hickory Tree

The hickory tree can be found all over the United States as it is indigenous to North America. You will find many mentions of this tree in our history books linking it to our colonial past. Hickory was the choice wood of settlers in Virginia who would smoke, cure, and preserve meats to last through the year. Its firm hardwood makes it a very resilient tree and Andrew Jackson used to be called "Old Hickory" as an homage to his tough reputation.

The wood from a hickory tree is prized for its unique uses, which include tools, wheels for early wagons and carts, the making of drumsticks, and walking sticks. Hickory used to be the primary wood used for crafting baseball bats, but now that job falls mostly on ash wood.

Hickory wood has an incredible amount of energy stored within it, making it the perfect wood for burning. Historically speaking, this was an excellent wood for woodstoves or for home heating. It was also used for flooring in some cases because of its durability and resistance to wear and tear. Today, hickory is a popular wood for both cooking and smoking in the Southern United States. Barbecue is often made over a hickory fire because of the great flavor the smoke from the wood leaves on all the foods it cooks.

 

How is it Made?

 

Every hickory salt you encounter is created differently. Some are smoked with care and attention, like ours. Others are produced through the use of artificial colors and flavors, which are then marketed as a cheap smoked salt.

Our Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt is made with sea salt. The sea salt is flattened into a plate-like shape with the help of large heated rollers that pass over the sea salt and help them go from cubic to smooth "lamellose" flakes. These flakes are both flat and have little mass, helping them stick to the surface of foods more readily. The length of the salt also contributes to the amount of crunch you will get from biting down on the salt.

Once it has been flattened, the salt undergoes a cold-smoking process. Cold smoking is a process where flavor is added to a food without it cooking. Hot smoking, or just smoking, is when the food takes on a smoky flavor while also being cooked. Cold smoking is used because the salt doesn't need to be cooked, it just needs a little smoky flavor added to it. The ideal temperature range for cold smoking is 68 to 86°F. The process of cold smoking is quite simple- the salt is laid out on trays and wood pellets are burned until the smoke surrounds the salts and wafts around the smoking chamber. After about 8 to 12 hours, the process is complete.

 

Cooking with Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt

 

Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt is a perfect secret ingredient in homemade beef jerky, burgers, chicken, cheese dips, gravies, nuts, meats, potatoes, stuffing, and turkey. It's excellent in barbecue sauces, spice rubs, and vinaigrettes.

Love to grill all summer and dread the day you have to put the grill away for the comfort of oven-cooked food inside? Using this salt is a way to bring that grilled flavor to your table all year round without actually doing any grilling at all. Use it on your favorite roasted vegetables or pan cooked meats to impart that savory, grilled flavor in a way that can't otherwise be so deliciously replicated.

There are sweet applications for this incredibly diverse salt, too. It's excellent on plain ice cream flavors to bring out the nuances of the sweet. Just a pinch on your favorite specialty chocolates will help you enjoy the chocolate even more than you usually do, and that's probably saying a lot considering specialty chocolates are already out of this world to begin with. Salted caramels ring a bell? Instead of using plain sea salt, use this smoked salt for an extra dimension of smoky flavor.

Smoked salt tastes interesting with citrus, especially grapefruits. Eating a grapefruit for breakfast every day might get boring, but adding a little bit of smoked salt to the mix is sure to switch up your routine for the better.

 

What Does Smoked Hickory Flaked Salt Taste Like?

 

Our Smoked Hickory Salt has a savory, smoky flavor. It is a more intense smoked salt.

 

Substitutions and Conversions

 

If you are looking for a suitable substitute for this smoked salt, you could look to Smoked Oak Salt, which also has a smoky, woody flavor to it.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium2160mg94%

Total Carbohydrate0.0g0%

Dietary Fiber0.0g0%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.0g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium0mg0%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium0mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.5 out of 5
12 total ratings.

Jackie G. (Verified buyer) 04/19/2022
Smells and tastes amazing! Smells and tastes amazing!

Janet R. (Verified buyer) 02/15/2022
You have to try this! You won't be disappointed. This is awesome to use on steaks and all types of fish. Its use is only limited by your imagination!

MICHAEL H. (Verified buyer) 06/23/2021
An excellent product which I An excellent product which I now use in a Hickory Bacon Rim Salt to accompany my brand of bloody Mary mix for my restaurant customers.

David A. (Verified buyer) 06/22/2021
The Best Smoked Salt I have purchased lots of smoked salt. Most of it was acrid. Your product is perfect. The smoke affect is subtle and blends well. I find myself dabbing it with my finger to taste it while cooking. And thanks for the quick service. Will do biz again!

jerry g. (Verified buyer) 04/17/2021
Nice smoky flavor not too Nice smoky flavor not too strong I like the flaked salt versus small grain 👍

gerald g. (Verified buyer) 12/26/2020
Smells amazing and adds great Smells amazing and adds great flavor!!

John N. (Verified buyer) 12/22/2020
Great way to add smoke Great way to add smoke flavor without having to fire up the smoker or grill

Pamela C. (Verified buyer) 08/16/2020
Nice smokey flavor I put the hickory salt in my vegan collards, and it tasted like I had meat in my dish. Not that I wanted meat in my collards, but my non vegan friends appreciated. Awesome smokiness.

Leeann T. (Verified buyer) 04/26/2020
Love the Smoke! We use this salt every single day. The smoky flavor and is subtle enough for any dish. Takes eggs to the next level. If you love the complexity that smoke gives to a dish, this one is for you.

james g. (Verified buyer) 07/01/2019
Tasty product Delicious !
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