Marius is an avid mushroom hunter, who has turned the boys into mushroom hunters as well. The problem is, he's kinda the only one who likes to eat them. So whats a family with a plethora of dehydrated wild mushrooms supposed to do? We make Wild Mushroom Seasoning Salt, of course!
We use Wild Mushroom Seasoning Salt in place of seasoning salt on the vast majority of our cooking. It's my love language, my baby, my one true love for seasoning food.
If you don't pick and dry your own mushrooms, you've got a couple options. You could buy some flavourful mushrooms at the store and dry them on low in your oven. You could buy already dried mushrooms too. Some are very expensive, but at Costco I saw them for a really great price a while back.
How do we use it? Well. On everything? Liberally? In all seriousness, our favourite is to use it to season meat before cooking or on potatoes. Or on vegetables to be roasted? Season a soup? I can't decide how I like it best. It's half salt, half seasonings, so when seasoning your food, use double what you would use if you were using just salt and you should be dandy.
Wild Mushroom Seasoning Salt
- ⅓ cup powdered dried mushrooms grind in coffee grinder or high speed blender. This is about a pint jar of dried mushrooms
- 3 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons dried onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried garlic powder
- ⅔ cup good salt sea salt, himalayan pink salt, redmond real salt, you choose
- Measure ingredients into a bowl or quart jar.
- Stir/shake until well combined. Now use it liberally!
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Quick question: is that 2 tbsp red pepper flakes *or* 1 tbsp black pepper, or should the black pepper be the next line down, so include both?
I keep just powdered shiitake mushrooms on hand to add umami to all sorts of stuff, so I'd love to try out this recipe.
I have lots of wild mushrooms that I have dried so excited to try this. When you use the seasoning do you always have to cook what you put it on? I have always been told that you have to really cook wild mushrooms good in order to not get sick.
We sprinkle it on salads as well as things that are already cooked. Because the mushrooms have been dehydrated we are comfortable eating them in the salt. Having said that none of the mushrooms we use are known to cause stomach upset. We never eat any of them raw though. You will love this salt!
Amazing recipe. Honestly I use it in everything from, meat, to soups when I’m out of broth
I made this recently but ended up blitzing it all together in the coffee grinder for a more fine powder. It is quite good!
This was so fun to make! And even more fun to sprinkle on food knowing the process that went into making it!
Can’t wait to make this. Sounds yummy
Amazing!!!! I'm not yet trust worthy of wild mushrooming - but used store bought baby Bella mushrooms - this seasoning gives a depth of flavor to so many things!! Made enough for friends gifts. Freeze dried mushrooms & this seasoning my recent favorite thing!!! Thank You for sharing!!!!