Alderwood Smoked Salt

The next time you find yourself in the mood for a steak do one thing first:

Buy Alderwood Smoked Salt.

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We recently rubbed our steaks with alderwood smoked salt (and fresh cracked pepper), which was seriously brilliant.  This salt adds a nice smokiness to the steak without compromising the flavor of the meat.  Along with the pepper it creates a nice crust on the outside, while the inside remains nice and pink.

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We served our steaks with a side of baked Japanese Frites dipped in spicy mayonnaise.  The recipe calls for Shichimi Togarashi to sprinkle over the frites, but I couldn’t find it at the store.  I substituted Seto Fumi Furikake – a blend of shaved bonito, sesame seeds and seaweed.

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These sweet potatoes, with the salty fishiness of the Seto Fumi Furikake and the spiciness from the chile garlic sauce, created an amazing blend of flavors.  I quite enjoyed these frites!

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And the lovely side salad you see?  I completely ignored it.  I usually don’t finish a steak, but I ravaged this one.

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2 thoughts on “Alderwood Smoked Salt

  1. I will be reading your blog all the time for dinner ideas…you should go to school for Culinary…you are already ahead of the pack…Great blog…

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