Thursday, September 25, 2008

Herbed salt

Break up a good handful of the herb of choice, such as rosemary or basil.
Place in the bottom of a mortar and pestle.
Add a good handful of salt.
Bash the salt and herb together, until the salt goes the bright green (or appropriate colour) of the herb.

You can do this with orange peel and sugar, or lemon and sugar, or vanilla beans and sugar, etc, too.

The salts and sugars keep indefinitely in a sealed glass jar (I recycle the dried herb jars from the supermarket).

Use these to top savoury dishes or sweet dishes.

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