A spicy snack

One of our (the grownups') favorite snacks is radishes dipped in salt. Easy, savory, spicy, and refreshing, it's a nice little appetizer without ruining your dinner. Just wash the radishes and trim the greens off. (If the greens are in good shape, save them to cook into your scrambled eggs in the morning.) Sprinkle the radishes with, or dip them into, your favorite salt. We often use pink Hawaiian sea salt that my brother and his wife brought us from their honeymoon, but lately, we've been heating things up. We've been using Sriracha salt that I made.  It is so easy to do!

Sriracha Salt
I use a ratio of about 10 tsp. of Sriracha to 1 cup salt. I usually use Kosher salt, but coarse sea salt would be great too.  Stir the two ingredients together and then spread onto a baking sheet (or two) to air dry for 24-48 hours. To speed up the drying process, you can put the trays into a warm (less than 200 degree) oven for 1-2 hours to dry it out.

My favorite way to use this salt is on sautéed greens. It is equally great on eggs, avocado, and popcorn. It's a nice seasoning for chicken or fish as well.  It also makes a great gift!

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