I was sent the below products from Chili Lab in order to facilitate my review, but all thoughts are my own.
I will admit that I can sometimes fall in to the boring category when in comes to the things that I cook. I am scared of trying new things and new flavors at times because I don’t want to wind up ruining a dish. I was contacted by Chili Lab to test out some of their salts and thought hey maybe this will help me break out of my boring cooking rut just a little.
For my first test, I decided to make some roasted purple potatoes. The Chipotle Chili Salt sounded like the best one to use. I wanted a rather smoky flavor added to the potatoes and the salt did not disappoint. You can see all throughout the salt the dried chipotle peppers. The best part is that it gave the potatoes a wonderful flavor without adding too much heat that it makes it unbearable.
I then tested out the Piri Piri Chili Salt on some shrimp. I was actually going to be using them in a cold dip recipe, so after I grilled the shrimp I then sprinkled it with the salt. The Piri Piri is a medium heat salt with herb and citrus notes that paired well with the shrimp and eventually the final shrimp dip recipe.
Lastly I wanted to use the Pequin Chili Salt on something that I normally leave fairly bland of eggs. As the eggs were cooking I sprinkled the top with the salt before I flipped them. Let me just say that I have a new way of eating my eggs. As I get older my taste buds are changing and I love finding new flavors and ways of cooking that I actually never thought I would like. The spicy kick you get from the Pequin Chili Salt is refreshing and will really wake up your taste buds.
I really enjoyed the fact that the Chili Salts could be used for so many different applications and foods to bring a little smokiness, spice, and great taste to so many dishes. They now sit out on my counter so I can add a dash here and there to all my dishes and help me experience a new way to eat foods.