I love salt. That probably deserves a “duh” given the name of this blog. But seriously, our lives would be sad, empty, and flavorless without salt. And at this point sriracha is more of a kitchen staple than ketchup is in our household. So when I found this recipe while looking for DIY wedding favors, it was a no brainer.
Every year I try to find a good DIY gift for my coworkers and friends, and this recipe has all of the elements of a good DIY gift: Easy and inexpensive to make, something people will use, and so many cute packaging options! I made this recipe for party favors for our wedding, but this would also be a great DIY gift for Christmas time.
These were so cute in the little jars! For the wedding we printed punny little labels out and put them on the jars, but if you were making them for Christmas gifts you could easily spiff up the jars to make them more festive. I ordered these jars off of Amazon.
This recipe really couldn’t get an easier (I cannot say the same for the red wine salt I attempted). Just combine the two ingredients, spread it out on a pan, and let it dry. The hardest part is finding a place for the salt to dry out for a couple of days (especially if you have cats that have no respect for boundaries – love you kitties, but you naughty). I used the oven as a drying spot, since I didn’t want my salt to turn into a sriracha-cat hair salt blend.
(Just be sure to not forget and turn the oven on as I may or may not have done with one of the batches).
This salt is really good on eggs, potatoes – anything you’d put sriracha on… So everything, right?
- ½ cup coarse kosher salt (make sure it’s coarse, not fine)
- 5 tsp sriracha, or your favorite hot sauce
- In a medium bowl, combine the salt and sriracha and mix thoroughly to evenly coat the salt.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet and set in a warm, dry location. Let the mixture dry for 12-24 hours. The mixture is ready once it’s no longer wet to the touch.
- Scrape into a glass jar, or, if it is sticking together in clumps, process for a few seconds in a food processor and then transfer to a jar.