Smoky. Salty. Savory. Simple! Talk about a flavor-punch. And guess what? You don’t need a smoker to make this scrumptious Smoked Salt. All you need is a food processor or blender, smoked tea leaves and Himalayan salt.
My favorite way to use this salt is to impart the likeness and flavors of smoke or barbecue to meats. This really comes in handy when you don’t have the luxury of a food smoker; or even if you do have one but its not quite the right season for grilling outside, or you just don’t want to deal with the steps involved in smoking foods.
It’s easy as pie (actually..pie is pretty dang hard to make, eh?) or rather…easier than making a mug cake! Alls ya’s gotsta to do is add equal parts salt and smoked tea leaves to your food processor or blender, process, and presto! Your gourmet salt is now ready for action.
Himalayan salt is known for its health benefits in the form of electrolytes and bountiful and replenishing minerals. Tea is known for its detoxifying and antioxidant properties. This seasoning is a superfood powerhouse!
Tired of plain ol’ bone broth? Add smoked salt. Casserole a little boring? Sprinkle some o’ dis in there. Wanna make a killer tri-tip or brisket in your Instant Pot? You guessed it, babe…hit it up with your new magic powder.
You could even make a mock smoked salmon by sprinkling some on your filets and searing them up. Add a little bit to your homemade carob or chocolate bars, or a dash in your mocha butter coffee to make smoked butter coffee (cocoa, butter and coffee being AIP reintroductions, respectively).
I like to buy a big bag of smoked tea. This is the brand I use. (If you’re not ready to commit to a huge bag of smoked tea, there are a few brands out there sold in tea bags. You can just cut open the tea bag and use what you need, then seal the rest up in a container for next time.) To help use up that big ol’ resealable bag, here are a few other recipes of mine that use smoked tea leaves:
No-Cook BBQ Sauce (AIP)
Homemade Uncured Bacon (AIP)
*Instant Pot AIP Brisket is the next free recipe coming to the blog! Sign up for my newsletter so you get it right when it comes out*
Smoky Mocha Chili (Whole30)
I also have a Kalua Pork recipe in The AIP Instant Pot Cookbook that is super easy and delicious!
- 1/4 cup Himalayan or Celtic salt
- 1/4 cup
- Lapsang Souchong tea leaves
- Add both ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until finely ground.
- Allow dust to settle a bit, then remove lid.
- Store in a salt shaker or airtight container.
- Adds a delicious smoked flavor to meats, soups, salads and whatever else you would normally sprinkle salt on.
- Try a dash of it in homemade carob/chocolate confections…deeelish!
- Easily doubled or halved.