Spice Up your Dishes: Herbs Flavored Salt

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Salt is an essential part of cooking: no salt, no flavor. To flavor up even more our compositions, why not make flavored salt by ourselves? Mark Bitterman wrote a great book about the various applications and variations around salt: Salted: A Manifesto on the World’s Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes.

These salts can pleasantly perfume our sauces or vegetable broth. These salt mixes are great for a barbecue too. Their flavors emerge when rubbed on meat or fish to grill. To achieve these salts, it is better to use herbs and organic spices and unrefined sea salt.

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Seasoning salt:

  • 1/2 lb (250g) of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of whole cloves

Salt with herbs:

  • 1/2 lb (250g) of sea salt
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon of dried oregano

Lemon and basil salt:

  • 1/2 lb (250g) of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons of organic lemon zest, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon of pink peppercorns


1. Put all ingredients in a mortar
2. Pound with a pestle until the mixture become homogeneous
3. Put in sealed jars and wait a week before using, for the scents to mix well.

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