Take your bonfire baked potatoes from bland to brilliant with a sprinkling of savoury sea salt. Make these delicious salts in small amounts and store in mini jars. They make a wonderful home-made present. The salts are all made in the same way: Put 2 tbsp of Fleur de Sel, French sea salt, in a small food blender or pestle and mortar and blitz or grind with different flavourings for 1-2 minutes. Here are just a few ideas.
Dukkah Salt Add 1 tsp dukkah and grind together until well blended. Try sprinkling the salt on hummus, when roasting cauliflower or on grilled lamb. Egyptian Dukkah, a nutty spice mix, can be bought in supermarkets or it’s easy to make your own.
Cep Salt Add 1 dried cep (Italian porcini). Grind together until the mushroom is reduced to a rough powder through the salt.
Seaweed Salt Add 1 sheet of dried nori. Grind together until the nori is roughly the same size as the salt grains. This salt will perk up a big bowl of ramen noodles, perfectly season grilled salmon or a piece of poached chicken.
Lemon & Rosemary Add the finely grated zest of a small lemon and 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves. Grind together for 1-2 minutes. This is a fresh, zesty salt that’s good on roast chicken, steamed rice or grilled goat’s cheese.
Smokey Chipotle Chilli Salt Add 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes and ½ tsp smoked paprika. Whizz or grind together. Delicious on anything barbecued, sprinkled on mac ‘n’ cheese, or stirred into home-made baked beans.