Ume salt recipe (Umejio) | How to make pink salt with Umezu

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Recently, I’m really into making pink-colored salt.
I use “Aka-umezu” to dye the salt pink.

When you do homemade Umeboshi, please try this, too!

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How to make Umejio (pink salt) with Umezu?

It’s easy!
You just need to dry the “Umezu” into the sunlight for a few days.

What’s Aka umezu?

Aka umezu is the liquid you can get when you do homemade Umeboshi.

When you put Ume and salt together into a container, the liquid appears in 2~3 days.
The liquid is called “Umezu”.

After that, we put “Akajiso” (red-shiso)and make the color red.
Then the liquid is called “Aka-umezu”.

If you want to know how to make Umeboshi, check this article below.

This time, I used the Aka-umezu to make pink-colored salt.

Kinako
Kinako

You can buy Aka-umezu online, too!


Drying Umezu into the sunlight!

Scoop some Umezu from Umeboshi container…

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Put Umezu into a bowl.

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Expose the Aka-umezu into the sunlight. You should cover them with a net.

Kinako
Kinako

Covering it very well is very important.
I found a dead insect in a bowl.
Although I had a cover.

Umezu will become like a crystal!

In 1 or 2 days, you will be able to see salt crystals.

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When the Umezu evaporates, you can see the crystals clearly!

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The Umezu evaporates!

Pink Salt “Umejio” is done!

This morning, the liquid was completely gone.

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Another one was ready as well!

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So I put them into a bottle.

Finally, I got beautiful pink salt!!
I’m super happy and doing another one now.

I can’t wait to use this for Tempura and Onigiri!


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