Salt is great but seasoned salt is so, so, so much better!
Our dining table is always set with a pepper mill, a table salt shaker, and a small bowl with Seasoned Sea Salt. It is easy to make and the large grains really add a spark to potatoes, pastas, pizza, veggies, and just about everything else that needs salt. This blend also makes a nice rub for beef roasts.
But you don’t have to stick with my recipe. Feel free to create your own flavored house blend with your favorite seasonings, spices, and dried citrus. Start with 1 part custom seasoning mix and add 6 to 10 parts large grain salt.
Another fun technique to make pickle salt. Just take pickle juices, dehydrate them in a dehydrator or by leaving them in a non-reactive pan to evaporate. Then scrape them up. You can use them like this, or grind them in a mortar and pestle, coffee grinder, or blender. Try making them from dill pickles, sauerkraut, pickled mushrooms, pickled peppers, onions, whatever you can find!
- 1/2 cup large grain salt
- 2 teaspoons dried herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, or a blend of your choice
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered onion
- 1/4 teaspoon well-dried orange or lemon zest
- Prep. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. We put it in a little pewter bowl on the dining table with a little tiny spoon.
- Storing the seasoned salt. You can use it right away, but it gets better after a week of aging as the aromatic herbs fully penetrate the crystals. Simply place the seasoned salt in a jar, seal, and set aside until ready to use.