Though I made five different flavored salts at once, I will be doing a post for each flavor separately.
Dry salts are made with a basic ratio of 1 tsp flavors to 1/4 cup coarse salt. Feel free to adjust to your own personal tastes! For the salt, you can use Kosher salt, pickling salt, sea salt, or any coarse salt you prefer. I used Kosher salt, which is fine enough to not need further grinding, but coarse enough to maintain a nice texture.
Note: you can use any dried mushroom you prefer for this mix. I used a gourmet blend from Costco.
- dried mushrooms
- Kosher salt
- food processor, coffee/spice grinder or mortar and pestle
- jar with lid, large enough to have room to shake the salt
- a larger funnel or canning funnel would also be handy
Note: you will need about 4 tsp powdered mushroom for 1 cup of salt. I used quite a bit more dried mushroom than needed for my 2 cups of salt. After grinding it down to a powder, I measured out what I needed for the amount of salt I had, then put the rest into a sealed jar to use as flavoring during cooking.
Step 1: grind the dry mushrooms to a powder.
Step 2: measure the Kosher salt into a jar.
Step 3: measure our your mushroom powder and add it to the salt. Cover and shake thoroughly.
Step 4: Label your jar and set aside for about a week, out of direct sunlight, to give the flavors time to meld, giving the jar a thorough shake on a regular basis.
If desired, measure out portions of the combined mixture into gifting jars.