Whip up a batch of these gourmet salts to keep on hand for last-minute gift giving.
cups kosher (coarse) salt
tablespoon grated lemon peel
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
cup finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Heat oven to 200ºF. In small bowl, place 1 cup of the salt. Mix lemon peel and juice; pour over salt and toss to coat. Spread salt on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in second small bowl, toss 1 cup salt with the rosemary until well blended.
Cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise; scrape out seeds. Discard beans. In third small bowl, place remaining 1 cup salt; add vanilla seeds, rubbing seeds and salt together between fingers so no clumps of seeds remain.
Store each flavored salt separately in tightly sealed container at room temperature.
To package the salts for gifts, find small (about 2-ounce) resealable jars or containers—1 cup of salt will fill 4 containers. For decoration, add a piece of baked lemon peel to the jar of lemon salt; a small rosemary sprig to the rosemary salt; and a piece of scraped vanilla bean to the vanilla salt.
There are lots of other flavor possibilities…how about garlic or lavender?
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.