Give Your Dishes a Savory Boost with These Homemade Flavored Salts

Regular, plain ol’ sodium chloride is pretty great, but I have a soft spot for flavored salt, which is super easy to make and super tasty (as long as you pick tasty mix-ins). You can make flavored salts with herbs, sauces, even wine, provided you use the correct method.

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In case you were curious how artisan salt is made

Salt Isn’t Always the Enemy: 5 Cool Tricks

…though salt excels at bringing out the flavor in other ingredients (and even increases your perception of their aroma before you take a bite), it’s also delicious all on its own. Just make sure you have the right NaCl on hand: Maldon, kosher, or Celtic varieties have the large-size crystals and briny taste that make them especially good when you want to shine a spotlight on this tasty mineral.

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Some are reading thinking “salt is just NaCl…”, how can there be different types?  Table salt has had iodine added to it for almost 100 years now to prevent gout – it was originally developed by the Swiss.  While it’s all sodium chloride, there’s additional elements in the compound to give distinct characteristics (a la sea salt).