I keep seeing stories and recipes for flavored salts. I thought I would give a few a try; today I went for a cilantro lime combination. I made it when I was ready to use it so I didn’t worry about the moisture from the lime zest or cilantro; I do think I will make a batch ahead and dry it out though to see if it hold the flavor as well as the fresh did.
2 tsp fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp lime zest
In herb grinder (I used a coffee grinder I picked up just for these herb salts) combine all ingredients and grind together. This made the perfect amount for the pound of fish I was fixing for dinner. Very green color and it imparted the flavors into each other very well. I wouldn’t have expected this much difference between grinding everything together and just using each on its own but it definitely made a great flavored salt. I can think of so many things this would be good on or in! Can’t wait to use it again.
I did put part of my blackberry sauce to work today; the cheesecake came out perfectly. I cheated a bit and used pre-made mini graham cracker crusts, but delicious none the less! I made 6 little cheesecakes and still have plenty of blackberry sauce to spare. If you don’t want to make the sauce the cheesecake recipe could be adapted for pie filling, jam, or freezer preserves.