We always get the same reaction when we have customers smell any of our smoked salts for the first time. The initial reaction is always “Wow!” This is a VERY intense smoky salt. The popularity and use of smoked salts has literally exploded over the last five years, so much so that our suppliers have, from time to time, had a hard time keeping up.
Not all smoked salts are created equal, the very best smoked salts attain their flavor by being cold smoked over aromatic wood fires. The cool smoke from these fires seeps into the salt crystals giving the distinctive smoked taste. Properly smoked salts become infused with the flavor characteristics of the wood they were smoked with – alderwood, apple, cherry, hickory or mesquite are more popular while some other, more out of the ordinary woods used, come from barrels such as bourbon whiskey or chardonnay wine.
Naturally smoked salt is created by experienced artisans using only high quality evaporated sea salt and real wood smoke. This is a much more expensive method as not only are experienced craftsman critical but this process also requires specialized smokers. Top quality smoked salts are typically cold smoked for 5-10 days.
A lesser quality “smoked” salt is usually an inexpensive “mined salt” salt with smoke flavoring and additional “coloring” added to the salt. These types of artificially “smoked” salts are certainly much cheaper but they should not be considered gourmet or top quality.
History of the Mesquite Tree
Mesquite (genus Prosopis) is a thorny shrub or tree of the legume family and is indigenous to South America. There are more than 40 species of Mesquite that grow in the arid and semiarid areas of North and South America, North Africa and Eastern Asia. Mesquites are found throughout Texas, New Mexico and northern Mexico, with the honey mesquite being the most widespread of the species in this region.
The early native people of this region used these plants in many different ways. The tree’s pods (also referred to as the fruit) were a critical nutritious food source that was rich in protein and sugar while the tree’s hard wood was prized for making tools, musical instruments and as a fuel source. When Mesquite wood is used as firewood, it burns fast and hot.
Mesquite wood is used to add smoky flavor primarily to beef and steak. It is a favorite wood choice for Texas barbecue and especially for Texas beef brisket.
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