Red wine infused sea salt that makes your holiday meals sparkle!
- 1 bottle good red wine (I used a Chianti)
- Approximately 2 cups sea salt
Simmer the wine, in a heavy saucepan over medium low heat until thick and syrupy, about 20 to 30 minutes. Wine should coat the back of a spoon and reduce to just a few tablespoons. Be careful towards the end of the process as it can quickly turn very syrupy and burn.
Allow to cool slightly. Add 2 cups of sea salt to the pot and stir to allow the salt to absorb the wine. If the mixture is very wet and/or wine still remains, add another half cup of salt. (Rule of thumb: I use about 1 ½ cups salt for every tablespoon of reduced wine.)
Spread the salt on a baking tray and allow to air dry for at least 24 hours. Stir the salt occasionally to prevent any sticking. Once dry, store in airtight jars.
- Serving Size: About 2 cups