As my freezer fills with odds and ends of fruit and vegetables, I have decided to branch out and create other recipes from leftovers, which does not involve a freezer. Since I have lemons growing abundantly in my garden, I have decided that citrus salt, or actually lemon salt, would be a great addition to my repertoire of “what to do with kitchen scraps that could be saved from the bin”.
Lemon salt adds a brilliant flavor, a bit of a zing to most sauces, meats and vegetables. I have also decided to add this salt to my list of ideal homemade hostess gifts. So simple to make and also good for the environment and for gifting!
- 1 cup Maldon sea flakes or any other flaky salt
- zest from 1 lemon (1-2 tablespoons)
- Mix the sea salt and lemon zest together.
- (add as little or as much lemon as you want. Other herbs, such as thyme or rosemary, can also be added to the salt mixture).
- Place sea salt mixture in rows on a baking mat, on a cookie sheet.
- Heat in a 100C oven for 15-20 minutes, until the zest looks dry.
- Remove and cool salt mixture.
- Store in a glass jar for up to a year.
- The strength of the salt lessens with time.