Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dragon Salt

     My sister shared a carry out menu with me the other day from the Genghis Grill.  As I perused the menu, there was a seasoning called Dragon Salt.  I thought that they were just being funny.  Something made up to make the menu sound more enticing (which by the way, I thought it was a pretty cool name. They had me).
     My curiosity got the best of me, so I Googled 'Dragon Salt'.  There it was, a recipe for dragon salt!  There was one from Skyduchess from Garland, TX at Group Recipes and one from Southern Living.  Both were almost the same, except Skyduchess added ginger and lemon grass to her mix.  I did find what I called a short cut version, that mixed sea salt with Chinese Five Spice powder.  I haven't tried that version because I loved all the different spices in the recipe below.
     Dragon salt is a spicy salt that you can use to season meats or anywhere else you add salt but want to turn up the heat.  I loved it!  My family loved it!  I made a two pound roast, coated it with just the dragon salt, threw it in the crock pot with our favorite veggies and it was the tastiest meat with nothing more than just the salt.  I think it would taste great on a rotisserie chicken.

2 Tbsp sea salt
2 Tbsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp red pepper flakes (or ground)
2 Tbsp dried dill weed
1 tsp lemon grass powder
1 Tbsp Spanish smoked paprika
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp celery salt

Mix altogether and store in an airtight container.

Cook's Notes:
The skyduchess used lemon grass sticks, dried ginger, and celery seed in hers.  I used what I had on hand.
Pork Roast with Dragon Salt in the crock pot

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