Discover the possibilities that await when you make your own red wine sea salt. This salt boasts the flavour of red wine and can be used for a number of different applications. It is salt that has been infused with red concentrated wine and can be used as a substitute any time you’d regularly use salt. Try it in your salad dressings, sauces, gravies main dishes and rubs or sprinkle it on popcorn to add a ton of unique flavour.
How to Make Red Wine Salt
- 750 mL red wine
- 1.5 cups sea salt (coarse or flaky is best)
Pour the wine into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 45 minutes until the wine has thickened. You’ll notice at one point that the wine turns into a thick syrup and this is when it’s time to stop cooking it. There will be 1 tablespoon of highly concentrated red wine left in the pot and this liquid should be set aside to cool.
Once the tablespoon of wine has cooled to room temperature, poor in 1/2 a cup of salt and stir. Continue adding more salt until there is no concentrated wine left.
Spread the mixture out in a thin layer on a baking sheet and allow the salt to dry overnight. If you find that the salt isn’t completely dry by this time, you can simply add a bit more salt to the mixture to absorb the rest of the liquid. The next morning you can transfer the salt into an airtight container and add it to your pantry or spice rack.
Although you’ll be using a lot of wine to make the salt, it can last for a very long time. A little goes a long way since the high concentration of wine provides an instant burst of flavour.
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