Building the Blend
What makes Asian food taste so good? It’s all about contrast. Salty soy sauce meets sharp-tasting ginger. Sweet honey meets and hot chile peppers. To capture these dynamic flavors, we turned to both red and black salts from the Pacific Ocean along with soy sauce, onion, and garlic for that elusive taste of deliciousness that the Japanese call “umami.” We add a pinch of turbinado sugar for sweet contrast, and then let ginger, cayenne pepper, and black pepper bring the heat. We also mix in a few sesame seeds for crunch. Just add water to this blend for instant teriyaki sauce.
Sprinkle it on grilled salmon to create a spicy-sweet glaze. Mix it into stir-fried vegetables. Or simply toss it with pan-seared chicken to take your next meal somewhere new.
Pacific red and black salts, soy powder, ground ginger, black pepper, cayenne pepper, turbinado sugar, garlic, onion, and sesame seeds.
The Chef's Quick Fixes
Soy Ginger Chef Salt Recipes
Soy Ginger Sauteed chicken:
- Adding a spoonful of Chef Salt Soy Ginger into a wok of stir fry vegetables creates an aromatic Asian-style glaze on contact.
- Mix 1 teaspoon Chef Salt Soy Ginger with 1 tablespoon hot water and 1/2 teaspoon honey for an instant teriyaki sauce.
- When making soup, add 1 teaspoon Chef Salt Soy Ginger instead of the seasoning in your Ramen pack – delicious and all-natural.
- Add a teaspoon or two of Chef Salt Soy Ginger to a pot of simmer rice or quinoa.
- Make an Asian-fusion vinaigrette by seasoning balsamic vinegar and sesame oil with Chef Salt Soy Ginger.
- Season your panko breadcrumbs for fried chicken or fried shrimp with Chef Salt Soy Ginger.
- Microwave a bag of spinach and season with Chef Salt Soy Ginger and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.
- Create an easy Thai-style peanut sauce with Chef Salt Soy Ginger, peanut butter, and vegetable or chicken broth.
Sprinkle 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves with 1 T
Chef Salt Soy Ginger. Pound to 1/2” thick. Saute
in 1 T oil over med high heat, about 3 min per side.
Top with sliced scallion.
Soy Ginger Port Chops:
Sprinkle 4 boneless pork chops with 1 T Chef Salt
Soy Ginger. Brown in 1 T oil over med heat, 4 min
per side. Add 1/2 cup pineapple juice; simmer
until juice reduces to a glaze.
Soy Ginger Grilled Salmon:
Sprinkle 24 oz salmon fillet with 1 T Chef Salt
Soy Ginger & 1 t toasted sesame oil. Grill over
Medium heat 4 min per side. Squirt with lemon.