Smoked Garlic Sea Salt

Guest Post by Julie

Julie's elephant garlic on Nesco dehydratorJulie's elephant garlic on Nesco dehydrator

Smoked garlic sea salt ... hmm — just imagine its many uses for seasoning bland veggies - and meats!

Julie from Astoria, Oregon, dehydrates elephant garlic — and it is amazing!

In the image above, you can see Julie's slices of mammoth garlic dehydrating on a Nesco dehydrator. Read more about Nesco dehydrators here and see Amazon images below.

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First, Dehydrate the Elephant Garlic ~
We Use Our Nesco® Dehydrator

Food + Jerky Dehydrator


Nesco® American Harvest Express
All-In-One Kit with Jerky Gun

FD-60 Snackmaster

Dehydrator FD-75PR

Clean A Screen

Extra Trays

Fruit Roll Sheets

Julie says: "We start by dehydrating the elephant garlic in a Nesco® dehydrator at 125°F for almost 24 hours, rotating the pans every 8 hours."

Use A Propane Smoker

She then smokes it in a smoker, and enjoys the results of her labor, but wondered if we had any suggestions or improvements to what she was already doing?

Our short answer: No.

Julie continues: "After that we have a propane smoker we use to smoke the garlic. We use a 'Misto' sprayer (see photo of it shown to the right of the big red bottle of 'Wright's All Natural Hickory Seasoning') to spray liquid smoke and then put the garlic on a small screen. Dry smoke for one hour. The garlic comes out toasted brown."

Wright's Hickory SeasoningWright's Hickory Seasoning

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Crush Dried Garlic In A Magic Bullet

Julie's magic smoked garlic, ready to be mixed with fine sea saltJulie's magic smoked garlic, ready to be mixed with fine sea salt

"After crushing it in a magic bullet, we mix it with a fine sea salt and use it for seasoning on a double-steamer chicken after it's cooked."

"We also smoke our own sea salt by mixing pink Himalayan and white coarse sea salt with crushed garlic. Smoke the mixture for seven hours – spraying occasionally with liquid smoke. It is amazing."

Vacuum Sealed and Packed Smoked Garlic Salt

Julie says "it is so good, I wish you could sample it!"

Julie's Smoked Garlic SaltJulie's Smoked Garlic Salt
Julie's Vacuum-Packed Garlic SaltJulie's Vacuum-Packed Garlic Salt
Jars of Julie's Smoked Garlic SaltJars of Julie's Smoked Garlic Salt

The Ideal Way to Use Smoked Garlic Sea Salt:

Julie's powdered smoked garlic saltJulie's powdered smoked garlic salt

The best way to store your smoked garlic sea salt is by vacuum-packing it.
Julie continues:

"We just vacuum-packed about 60 jars of homemade smoked garlic sea salt. We are going to be smoking the elephant garlic tomorrow! We steam chicken thighs with our sea salt and spade L ranch seasoning – and use the garlic powder for taste after."

Thanks so much for sharing, Julie!

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If you came to this page before reading about how to dehydrate garlic, read how to dehydrate garlic here.

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