• Yield: Makes 1/2 cup

  • Time: 5 minutes prep

Plain salt is boring! I want more flavor when I season something. When I cooked in high-end French restaurants, I was taught to be restrained in my seasoning. But once I started making my own food, I realized that I didn’t have to follow that rule, and I didn’t have to use plain salt when I could make something with more flavor. This robustly flavored salt is an essential component of how we season food at our restaurants. It helps us build those subtle flavors that you can’t quite identify but know are what make the food so tasty.

Once Upon a Chef by Jennifer Segal Korean BBQ by Bill Kim


  • 1/4 cup Madras curry powder

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon shichimi togarashi


Combine the curry powder, salt, and shichimi togarashi in a small bowl and stir to mix. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 6 months.

Reprinted with permission from Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces, copyright © 2018 by Bill Kim with Chandra Ram. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.