Favorite salts and herb mixes

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  1. theethical chef

    theethical chef

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    I thought that this would be an interesting thread to start to exchange ideas on types of salt and herb/ spice mixes that peop
    le like to use in their kitchens.
    For Salt
    I like
    Fleur de Sal
    Lava Salt from Hawaii,
    Pink Sea Salt
    and of Course Kosher Salt,
    I Hate iodized salt and have taken it out of every inventory that I took over.

    For Herb Mix I make a five seasoning blend which is,
    Ground Garlic, Onion Powder, Dry Thyme, Dry Sage, Black Pepper & Salt
    I also like
    Cardamon, Cinamon, Clove, Allspice & Mace
    another is
    Marjoram, Tarragon, Basil & Grated Orange Zest
    another is
    Smoked Paprika, Cumin, Brown Sugar, Cayenne Pepper, Coriander & Cardamon
    another is
    Curry Powder, Ground Dried Coconut Flakes (pulsed in a food processor) & Ground Sassafrass Leaves
    For Curing Meats I like a mix of Brown Sugar, Salt, Crushed Red Pepper & Clove

    I also like mixing Cayenne Pepper, Clove & Mace into chocolate (this will creat a euphoric experience if you don't beleive just try it, gotta feel the heat a teeny bit though and is not for everyone).

    I have a few more but want to get the thread going before I put them all out there.

    BTW
    this is not intended for my competitors (just kidding)
     
  2. ishbel

    ishbel

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    I only use Fleur de sel and Maldon Sea salt in cooking.

    Herbs/spices - some of which I will only use fresh
    Too few to mention, including
    mace
    cinnamon
    thyme
    sage
    rosemary
    dill
    nutmeg
    paprika - smoked and ordinary
    cloves
    allspice
    ginger
    Tarragon
    Peppercorns, black and white
    cardomom
    kalonji
    coriander seeds
    turmeric
    curry leaves
    Thai basil and European basil