I've always liked Peppered Bacon Salt. But last night, I became a HUGE fan of Peppered. Why? Because we had grilled oysters and whole Dungeness crabs with fresh garlic butter and Peppered Bacon Salt. And it was excellent, really excellent. The crab kind of reminded me of the mouth-watering salt and pepper crab you can get in the International District here in Seattle, but with a bacon-ny taste to it as well. I'm about to drool on my keyboard just thinking of how delicious it was.
Incidentally, we've had a few people ask us about Bacon Salt with popcorn. In our humble opinions, the best (and perhaps only) flavor that works well with popcorn is Peppered. It has just the right amount of sharpness to complement the popcorn.
A few more tips on popcorn:
- Don't use microwave popcorn - pop fresh kernels on the stovetop or buy a Whirly Pop (which we have and use almost nightly)
- Don't salt the popcorn before adding Peppered Bacon Salt or use a pre-salted variety
- Try adding a bit of garlic powder (that's our favorite combo)
Some other ways we've used Peppered include hamburgers (garlic powder is also a good combo here, and chopped onions mixed with the spices in the burger itself are great), Bloody Marys (always a hit), tequila shots (none for me, thanks) and on chicken. If you come up with a great Peppered recipe, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org!