Flavored sea salts make great gifts any time of the year. Since flavored salts last a long time, so there is no urgency for the gift recipient to consume this particular food item quickly. You can’t say the same about fudge, meats and cheeses, and other popular food-as-gifts.
I like the flavored sea salt idea because it something that many people wouldn’t buy for themselves. A luxury food item, if you will.
To make this gift extra special, package it in a cute container and put it in a box with other foodie-friendly gifts such:
- Artisan honey
- Homemade crackers
- Jams and jellies
How To Use Citrus Sea Salt
This citrus-flavored salt is great finishing salt. Sprinkle it on fish, chicken, pasta or roasted vegetables. It would also be good on dark chocolate or chocolate ganache.
You’ll want to use flaky sea salt for this recipe. I used Maldon, the crème de la crème of sea salts. You can find it in speciality grocery stores or online: Maldon Flaked Sea Salt, 8.5 Ounces
Freeze any leftover citrus zest for future use.
Citrus Sea Salt Recipe
Yield: 1 cup
Cook Time: 60 min
To avoid unnecessary preservatives and additives, be sure to use organic citrus fruit for this recipe.
1 cup flaky sea salt (Such as Maldon. See notes above.)
2 tablespoons zest from organic lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruit (I used lemon and orange zest)
Heat oven to 200F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss salt and citrus zest together in a bowl. Place on the baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for approximately one hour, or until citrus zest is dry.
Store in an airtight container for up to three months. To use, cush salt flakes onto food.
Adapted from Whole Living Magazine and 101 Cookbooks