Be a Salty Dog: Infused Sea Salts for Kitchen and Bath

Be a Salty Dog: Infused Sea Salts for Kitchen and Bath

Remember not too long ago when we made infused sugar? Well, we’re going to do it again — only this time we’re going savory! Here’s how to make your very own infused salts for kitchen and bath.

Infused Sea Salts for Kitchen and Bath

For Kitchen

We throw salt into our food almost without thinking, but what if that salt could pack in even more flavor? The addition of spices and herbs can take your meals from “yum” to “wow” in seconds.

Just as with sugar, almost anything can be added to salt, so think about what you cook most often. Is it a certain kind of meat? Pasta? Do you have a penchant for Mexican or Italian cuisine? Once you have that down, think about the flavors that best complement those foods. For Italian it might be rosemary and basil; for fish it might be paprika or pepper.

Now, mix those herbs and spices into some salt ahead of time so it’s all ready for your next cooking endeavor! If you store your mix in a sealed bag or container, it should stay fresh and tasty for a long time.

Be a Salty Dog: Infused Sea Salts for Kitchen and Bath

Herbed Sea Salt

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a resealable bag or container. Seal, then shake well to mix.

To use: Sprinkle over fish, poultry, meat, or soups to season. Absolutely fantastic on roasted chicken.

For Bath

In the bath tub, infused salts can be used to create a wonderful soak to soothe sore muscles. Choose ingredients that will promote relaxation, such as lavender and chamomile, or that have health benefits for the skin, like tea.

Be a Salty Dog: Infused Sea Salts for Kitchen and Bath

Relaxing Bath Soak

Ingredients:

Preparation:

In a food processor or coffee/spice grinder, grind tea until fine.

In a resealable bag or container, mix epson salt, sea salt, and ground tea. Seal and shake well to combine.

To use: Pour about half a cup of salt into running bath water. Soak your cares away!

Be a Salty Dog: Infused Sea Salts for Kitchen and Bath

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