After my recent trip to Bentonville, Arkansas where I stocked up on unique spices, I wanted to try my hand at making an infused salt – and the result is this decadent Red Wine Sea Salt!
Red Wine Sea Salt Recipe
Sea salt has long been the go-to solution for red wine stains, but who knew the two were a match made in culinary heaven – beyond just pairing well?
Using red wine-infused sea salt in your cooking allows you to add the flavor of wine, without the liquid and serves to tenderize meat (or macerate veggies). It’s also a wonderful finishing salt for a variety of dishes.
I think it makes a wonderful, homemade gift.
While I kept this recipe pretty straightforward, you can add some citrus peel, different herbs – or even experiment with different wines. The possibilities and combinations are limitless.
How to Use Red Wine Salt
- Use as a dry rub on meats and fish
- Use as a finishing salt on any dish – including raw, chopped veggies like fresh tomatoes
- Sprinkle a tiny amount on chocolate baked goods
- Add to pasta dishes
- Rub on meat before searing
- Add to spice blends
- Add to entree-style salads
Ingredients for Red Wine Sea Salt
- 1 cup red wine
- 5 cups sea salt
- Crushed peppercorns, optional
Tip: add seasonings as you see fit. Citrus peels, fresh herbs, and different wines will all be fun to experiment with.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- 2 cookie sheets with rims
How to Make Red Wine Infused Sea Salt
Pour the wine into a stockpot and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
Stir in the sea salt and pepper, then fold the mixture out on to two rimmed cookie sheets in an even layer.
Let air dry for 5 hours or overnight.
Store in an airtight mason jar in a cool, dry space in your kitchen.
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This red wine infused sea salt is super easy to make at home and is such a fun gift for the culinary guru in your life. I am still exploring all of the possibilities myself – be sure to let me know if you come up with any fun uses in the comments or on social media!