Monday, October 20, 2008

Pink Himalayan Herb Salt

Making your own herb salt is easy, fun, and best of all you get to control the indredients. Use your own dried garden herbs or buy organic dried herbs from your local grocers. Showcase a single herb or mix up a number of them to suit your taste.

There are so many great salts on the market these days. My favorites are coarse and fine kosher, Sel de Guerande, Maldon, and a wonderful sel gris with herbs from Zupan's Market in Portland.

I'd never tried pink salt before but after hearing someone rave about it, thought I'd give it a try. I like it! I especially like it mixed with herbs. Both the salt and the herbs used here were purchased at our local Co-op. The herb blend is Frontier's Organic Italian which I often use when my own herbs are in short supply.

Put 1 tablespoon of the salt plus 1 teaspoon of the herbs into a mortar and pestle then grind until the salt is the consistency you desire and the herbs are blended. And that's it. You can use any coarse salt and any combination of herbs you desire to match what you're cooking. The beauty of making your own herb salts is that you can make as little or as much as you want. I'll be posting a few more combinations soon.

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