Similar to how some of the best things in life come in small packages, sometimes it doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious. Turn your regular sea salt into a flavor bomb in two simple steps and completely change the dynamics of every rub or seasoning you make!
We gave the sea salt a one-two punch by mixing in liquid smoke (which is simply distilled smoke, and intensely flavored) and the smoke from your Traeger. You can even use this homemade hickory-smoked sea salt as gifts for your fellow barbecue enthusiasts.
Imagine using it on your pulled pork, smoked steak, your next chicken challenge conquest or even bacon-wrapped asparagus. The possibilities are eternally tempting.
Smoke some salts to keep your stash fully-stocked and ready by following our From Pulled Pork to Peach Pie recipe.
HICKORY-SMOKED SEA SALT
PREP TIME: Less than 5 min.
COOK TIME: 2 to 3 Hours
SERVES: Makes 1 cup
1 cup medium-grind sea salt or kosher salt
1 tbsp. liquid smoke
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt and liquid smoke and stir thoroughly to mix.
Spread the salt in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Smoke for 2 to 3 hours, or until the salt is dry, stirring occasionally.
Store for up to a year in a tightly sealed jar.
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