Making a Citrus Salt is a great (and easy) way to put extra zest to good use. The zest of a lemon, lime or orange adds brightness and flavor to many recipes. When you combine a little zest with seasalt, you create a fast way to season any dish. A Citrus Salt allows you to have the flavor of lemons, limes and oranges right at your fingertips for months.
Not only is Citrus Salt a tasty spice to have in your cupboard, it also makes a wonderful housewarming or thank you gift. If you enjoy creating homemade presents, a 3-piece Citrus Salt Combo (lemon, lime and orange) would be perfect for any foodie. The salts will keep for at least 3 months, and depending on how you bottle them they can be quite lovely to look at.
by Laura Friendly
prep time: 5 minutes
drying time: a few hours
makes: 1 cup
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- 2 tbsp citrus zest, more or less to taste (I used Meyer Lemons)
- airtight container, (I prefer glass)
- Combine salt and zest in a food processor. Pulse until the zest is fully mixed into the salt. (you can make the salt as coarse or fine as you like)
- Spread the mixture into a shallow dish and allow to dry out for a few hours. Once dry, transfer Citrus Salt into an airtight container. If the mixture hardened while drying, simply crush it back up.
- Sprinkle over fish, chicken or vegetables and enjoy!
note: store in an airtight container for around 3 months
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