Today is the 21st which means it’s Recipe ReDux day. And it’s also my man’s birthday! Happy Birthday Jeff!
In case you can’t tell, I’m a tad fond of him.
The Recipe ReDux challenge this month was to use a fresh green herb in a nontraditional way. I use fresh herbs all the time, but in a pretty boring and predictable manner. I was trying to think of something fun when I received a gift from my friend Sarah Stanley. She bought me a gourmet finishing salt made with lemon zest and lavender at the farmers market. It’s so yummy, especially on fresh tomatoes. I started thinking of all the different combinations I could come up with to make my own infused finishing salt. Because I like to use what I have on hand, I ended up going with Meyer lemon zest (we got Meyer lemons in our CSA basket last week) and fresh rosemary from the garden.
Turns out the process is super simple, and the flavor possibilities are endless! I think this salt would be great on roasted veggies, chicken or fish.
Packaged in pretty jars, infused salts would be a great housewarming or dinner party gift. Give it a try!
Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Infused Salt
- 1 cup kosher salt
- Zest of 2 Meyer lemons
- 2 tsp. fresh rosemary stripped from stem and minced
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine salt, lemon zest and rosemary. Mix well and spread out in even layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 2 hours, tossing halfway through. Store in airtight container.
happy birthday jeff! this salt look phenom!
What a cool recipe. I can’t believe how easy it is. While my CSA is months away, I’ve seen Meyer lemons at the market, so I will definitely be trying this!
happy birthday to Jeff 🙂 Im very interested in trying this salt combo. I have seen many specialty salt in shops but never tried it. Thank you so much 🙂
Such a wonderful idea to make salts as gifts. This sounds like a delicious combination.
I must have been under a rock b/c this is the first I’ve heard of flavor-infused salt; makes perfect sense, though! I’ll definitely give this a try.
I love making my own infused salts! The combination of rosemary and lemon sounds delicious. Love the idea of hostess gifts!
Awesome idea, Alysa! I once made a batch of seasoned salts for Holiday gifts and it has since been my favorite thing to do. I’m always on the lookout for new flavor combinations but rosemary/lemon is a classic! Have you tried Frank’s Finest or Chef Salt?
Love your flavor combination. I have never made infused salt. Love the idea. I can never get enough Meyers lemons they are amazing. 🙂 Thanks!
I love the idea for herbal infused salts, but sad to see that you are promoting a “healthy” recipe using (kosher) table salt. Regular salt (even sea salts) contain contaminates and are full of chemicals…many chemicals that cause other health problems.
We like to use a mix of salt and pepper , add olive oil to a plate and dip our bread in olive oil/salt mix. But this seems even better. My son (12 years old) is going to love it!
Happy birthday to Jeff.
Such a cute photo of you and your hubby. Now, onto salt – I’ve only ever made vanilla salt and really need to expand my horizons – this is the next one I’m going to make! Love the combo of lemon & rosemary.