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Make your own flavored salt

By February 7, 2010

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I was recently grappling with ideas of what to give a food-loving friend of mine for her birthday. I had part of her present ready - a cookbook by her favorite Australian chef but the gift didn't seem quite finished.

I finally decided on flavored salt - the homemade variety - encased in a pretty jar. It was a hit and such an easy and simple food gift to make. And, the flavoring options are endless.

I started with Maldon sea salt flakes and added oven-dried lemon zest, fennel seeds and chili flakes. The mixture was so good I made an extra batch for myself.

Use flavored salt to season salads, to flavour meat or seafood, to decorate home-baked bread or to finish a dish just before serving.

Photo: S. Wongkaew (2010) licensed to About.com, Inc


February 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm
(1) Sally says:

That looks beautiful. I think I’ll make the salt as a present to myself!

February 20, 2010 at 9:57 pm
(2) australianfood says:

Great idea Sally! That’s what I did too. Enjoy.

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