Saturday, September 8, 2012

Chef Salts - not too salty

I recently received some samples of a new salt product - Chef Salt.

First, let me admit that I have a salt fetish. I've got flavored salts, finishing salts, pink and gray and red salts ...

And then of course there are all those herb mixes that include salt.

As much as I like salt - and using the right salts - I don't like my food oversalted. I want my food to taste like food, and not like a salt lick. Sure, I use salt when I cook, but we don't eat a lot of processed foods, so I'm willing to bet we eat less sodium than someone who hides the salt shaker but eats a lot of processed foods.

What really annoys me is when a spice mix has so much salt that by the time you've got enough of the spice flavor, you've added way too much salt. What's the point of that? You'd need to use a salted herb mix, then an unsalted one in order to get the amount of spice you need.

Chef Salt, on the other hand, has a good mix of salt and flavor.

I tried the Bacon BBQ salt on grilled pork chops and I was pretty impressed. I used it as though it was salt and it had just the right amount of spice and the right amount of salt. It also added some nice color to the meat, which is a plus.

To make the chops, I just sprinkled the Chef Salt on both sides of the chops and cooked them as usual on the grill. Nothing fancy. No recipe. Just meat on the grill.

I've tried a couple of the other flavors on vegetables and other meats, and I've been just as happy with those as well. I mean, what's not to love? Its salt and a nice spice blend.

I was going to come up with a recipe for the salts, but really, no recipe is needed - pick a flavor you like, sprinkle it on whatever you like, and you're good to go.

I got samples of Chef Salt at no cost; I was not required to write a favorable review - or any review at all.