It’s that time of the year again when we love to spend Sunday afternoons in our backyards. And if you’re not getting out much, what better way to while away lazy weekends than some cookout fun?
While the more conservative chefs amongst us would simply refuse to cross the line beyond mustard, vinegar, lemon, hot sauce, and table salt, this might be a good time to add a little zing to your culinary exploits – to avoid monotony if nothing else.
Take smoked salt for instance. If you’ve never tried it, you might be missing out on one of the most versatile pantry spices. Ardent fans use this eccentric cousin of salt for everything from grilling meats, fish and poultry, in a spice rub, or adding it to BBQ sauces. And if you don’t want to grill at all, what else but smoked salt can give that smoky, grilled flavour to anything you cook up in the oven.
Oh, and don’t forget the veggies. It’s an absolute wizard at adding flame-grilled flavor to vegetarian and vegan food, not to mention eggs, pasta, and snacks. Yet, its most remarkable use is probably in the salty sweets’ realm. Ever tried sprinkling it on caramel or drizzled vanilla ice cream? Yum!