Smokey flavors bring to mind campfires, and feelings of warmth and familiarity. Even though I love all these things, I’m not one to cook with smoke. I worry that a smokey flavor will be too overpowering and that I’ll completely ruin the dish. Not my most optimistic thought patterns, I know. And because I avoid cooking with them, I never get the practice that would otherwise boost my smokey confidence. I call it my smoke-avoidance inertia.
I’ve had these smoked salts on hand for over a year now. I received them as part of a set of numerous other sea salts (all of which are nearly gone now).
But yesterday, I put an end to this madness. Start Smoking in the New Year is this months Recipe Redux Challenge and dag nabbit, I’m using these smoked salts…on egg salad.
It’s actually really good. Seriously. It’s bold, but not overpowering. It gives egg salad a little something extra to dance to. I couldn’t stop tasting it – you know, I’ve gotta see if a little more of this or that is needed. I’m surprised I had any left for a picture #shallowbowl
Smokey Turmeric Egg Salad
A deliciously bold egg salad made with hickory smoked sea salt and antioxidant-rich turmeric. Bits of finely chopped onion and parsley round out the flavors nicely. Enjoy this on a sandwich or simply dollop it upon a hearty green salad with a side of crusty bread. Combine all ingredients and mix until well incorporated. You could also pulse the eggs in a food processor to speed things up a bit, and then mix all other ingredients in by hand. You still want some chunks of egg so don’t food process the eggs with all other ingredients.
Serves ~ 3
5 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (be sure not to over boil; go for a softer, more moist yolk)
2 TBS mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon hickory smoked salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
A few grinds of fresh pepper
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
3 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
A little water if the mixture is too dry
Take a peek below to see what other Redux members are smoking up….