Finishing salt, my new obsession. It’s a double flavor punch: flavor for your food, and added flavor from the salt. I first came across finishing salt during a pre-Christmas Pinterest binge for home made gifts. Do you love a good Pinterest binge? We’re best friends. It was a light bulb moment, both for home made gifts and for my own…gifts. I ended up making my sister a few different flavors and this lemon thyme flavored finishing salt was one of them.
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This salt is so good. Think fish in the summer, pork chops, grilled chicken. Just keep it in your purse and pull it out like your Great Grandma Ethel everywhere you go…it’s that good. I pretty much just keep it on the counter and put it on all the things now. It would be so great on our Spicy Oven Grilled Catfish, The Best Curried Couscous, and Double Roasted Red Pepper Soup!
How To Make Lemon Thyme Finishing Salt
Lemon thyme flavored finishing salt could not be easier to make at home. It starts with a good zester, I use a Microplane zester, one of the best basic kitchen tools you need. You simply glide the lemon across, being careful not to cut into the pith or your little foodie fingers. Zest the whole lemon, because you want this salt to have lots of flavor.
Whisk together the dried thyme, lemon, and salt in a bowl, and you are done. This takes 5 minutes or less and you need a little extra time today for Pinterest bingeing. While you are there, don’t forget to follow me, k?
For the Christmas gift I made my sister, I made 5 flavors: Lemon Thyme, Chili Lime, Buffalo, Sesame Five Spice, and Applewood Smoked Salt. She is a foodie like me so she was really excited. This lemon thyme finishing salt and the applewood smoked salt are the only ones I made for myself. I am going to hop on that this week and make the rest.Print
This lemon thyme finishing salt goes with just about everything. Fish, chicken, and pork taste so much better.
1/2 cup kosher or sea salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp thyme
Zest the lemon and measure out the dried thyme
Whisk together all ingredients and store in an airtight container
- Category: 5 ingredients or less
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: North American
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