Flavoured salt

Our house is currently very damp, and as a result the chunky sea salt in our salt grinder soaked up a lot of moisture and stopped grinding. This gave me the perfect excuse to flavour the salt when drying it out again. Salt soaks up flavour as well as it soaks up moisture, so you can really change the flavour however you want. I went with a classic combination that I think would work well with fish or lamb; I used it to great effect with mushrooms on toast last night.


  • 1/2 cup of damp chunky sea salt (if your salt is dry just dampen with a little water)
  • Finely grated zest of one lemon
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme


  1. Combine the ingredients on a baking tray
  2. Place in an oven at 150ºC for 30 minutes
  3. Place in a sealed container


  • Rosemary and garlic
  • Celery leaves
  • Cajun spices – cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic, basil
  • Garam masala – cumin, coriander seeds, black cardamom, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon
  • Herb mix – bay leaves, thyme, rosemary and oregano
  • Zatar – sumac, sesame seeds and thyme
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