This quick and easy mushroom salt is the umami addition to all your favorite savory treats that you wonder why you haven’t tried yet. So quick and easy you can whip up a batch in under five minutes and start spreading it with flair. Go ahead, be the mushroom salt bae.
This mushroom salt can be made with porcini or shiitake mushrooms- I usually use sliced shiitakes because they fit more easily into my spice grinder and are readily available and fairly inexpensive at my local asian market. But if I am feeling fancy and local I pick up dried porcinis from the farmers market. I’m guessing there is probably a middle ground between these two extremes and also the internet.
Use this in my oven baked Jo-Jos or instead of salt on any fries.
Also really good on eggs and chicken.
But my favorite is fries.
- 1 cup sliced dried mushrooms slightly less than an ounce, I use as many as I can put in one batch of the spice grinder- shiitake or porcini
- 1/2 cup diamond kosher salt or to taste
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground garlic optional
Grind the mushrooms in a clean spice grinder (or small food processor) until they are a powder.
Add the powder to a bowl and then add the seasonings. I’ve found how much salt I want to add seems to vary so I usually start with a quarter cup and then work my way up if I’m feeling salty or not if I’m feeling ‘shroomy.
Toss to combine and store in a mason jar or other airtight container.