Yeah.. you read it correct: I really like alliterations! 🙂
A few years ago I heared a cook in a radio show babbling and highly praising his seasoned salt. He appeared really to be in love with his own voice and I was quickly annoyed. But.. the thought of making my own seasoned salt sat in the back of my mind, wiggling and squirming and waiting to be poured into a recipe. Naturally my own, so that I can now babble proudly and highly praising about my own recipe. 😉
Seasoned Salt – homemade gift from the kitchen
So I searched for the perfect herbs, grinded, chopped, mixed and blended them. I stirred in my magic caudlron and finally had the perfect mixture. I chose dryed herbs to be independent from the growth times of fresh herbage. You can blend this seasoned sea salt together at any time of the year. And it’s a really nice present for a host or for friends and family. Never mind if it is time to search for easter eggs or to wrap up christmas presents – it’s always a good gift for people who love to cook.
My seasoned salt gives a good basic seasoning to nearly every dish: Salads, meat, vegetables, soups, dressings or as finish salt. It´s spicy but not overburdenend, with a hint of hotness. I have a lot of homemade spice blends and seasoned salts, but this is my favourite one. I like it to spice up gravy with it or to sprinkle it over an open faced egg or avocado sandwich.
How to grind herbs
You can use a mortar and pestle. I’ve done this at the beginning but believe me: it’s more like a sweaty workout than cooking. (Hey – we are talking about herbs for 2 kg of sea salt!) Now I’m using a time saving electric coffee grinder* and the workload is reduced to the minimum. The advantage here is, on the contrary to other grinders, that you can remove the cup of the grinder and give it a thourough wash. This is very useful when you are grinding oily things like pepper corns.
Recipe for Shermin’s Seasoned Sea Salt No. 1
(only dry herbs are used)
2 kilogram fine sea salt
50 gram rosemary
40 gram pink peppercorns
30 gram black peppercorns
30 gram dryed organic lemon zest*
30 gram green peppercorns
25 gram powdered cayenne pepper
15 gram wild garlic (alternatively: 10 g dried powdered garlic)
10 gram dryed organic orange zest
- Put the sea salt in a big bowl.
- Now pulverise the herbs – little by little – in the coffee grinder.
- Give the grounded herbs into the bowl and miy thouroughly with the sea salt.
- Aaand finished! Fill the salt into big jars* with tight fitting lids – so that no humidity can creep maliciously into the glasses and ruin the seasoned salt.
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