I recently went to my favorite spice shop and in a basket they had little air-tight sealed baggies full of various flavored salts. I loved them and thought they were perfect for gifts—put a little recipe card with a flavored salt and share with my friends the best way to use them. So I was having fun picking out my favorite flavors until I turned the package over and realized how astronomically overpriced these little packets were. I immediately started sorting through my thoughts of ways I could recreate them at home.
After experimenting with a few variations, I was excited to learn that it is actually fairly simple to make your own flavored salts at home. Here’s one of my favorites! Sriracha salt is perfect on popcorn, for the rim of bloody mary’s, or even to season fresh seafood. It will give your recipes an added kick—just don’t forget that it is salt so you have to be careful and use it more sparingly than you would spices or seasonings.
I made mine in smaller batches, but if you find you really like it or use it often, it is easy to adapt this recipe for bigger batches.
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 3 Tbsp Sriracha
- 1 Tbsp red chili flakes
- Preheat your oven to 200F.
- Mix the kosher salt with the Sriracha until well blended. The mixture should resemble wet snow.
- Spread the salt mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in the oven for an hour, stirring frequently until the salt mixture has dried completely out.
- Once the salt is removed from the oven, use your hands or a mortar and pestle to separate the clumps.
- Add the red chili flakes to the mixture and stir until combined.
- Store in small jars or an airtight container in a cool dry place.
Check out my post 5 Ideas for the Perfect Brunch with this bloody mary featuring my Sriracha Salt.