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Rosemary Salt

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This delightful rosemary salt enhances the flavors of various dishes, such as homemade fries, focaccia, cooked meats, and roast vegetables. It also works wonders in salad dressings and cheese muffins, serving as a flavorful replacement for regular salt. Originally developed as a seasoning for homemade French fries, I shared the quick Rosemary Salt recipe today, recognizing its versatility that extends far beyond just fries.

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You can easily elevate other dishes like Focaccia, poultry, lamb, steak, and salads by sprinkling this fragrant rosemary salt. It’s important to use fresh rosemary to capture the full essence of its flavor; the store-bought dried version doesn’t offer the same robust taste. Get ready to savor the delightful taste this homemade rosemary salt brings to your culinary creations!

How to make rosemary salt

  1. Dry fresh rosemary sprigs in the microwave – just 2 minutes. (See below for oven)
  2. Grind into a powder (or crumble using fingers)
  3. Stir with salt
  4. Use!

You have the option to dry the rosemary in the oven, which takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes at 100°C/210F. However, it can be challenging to determine the precise moment when the leaves are dry enough to grind without turning bitter, which can happen in less than a minute. To avoid this, start checking the leaves at 15 minutes, and then check every minute until they are ready. Alternatively, using the microwave is a faster and safer method.

One of the delightful features of Rosemary Salt is its beautiful green color, which you won’t achieve if you use store-bought dried rosemary. The freshness of the homemade version brings out this lovely hue, adding not just flavor but also visual appeal to your dishes!

HOW TO USE ROSEMARY SALT

Indeed, to fully appreciate the flavor and aroma of rosemary salt, it is best used as a finishing salt rather than being sprinkled on dishes before cooking. This precaution is essential as rosemary is susceptible to burning and turning bitter when exposed to high heat during cooking.

However, there are various creative ways to enjoy rosemary salt without risking its delicate flavors. For example, it can be seamlessly incorporated into batters for savory muffins, unleashing its delightful taste throughout the baked goods. The possibilities are endless; consider trying rosemary salt in other dishes like bread dough, pizza crust, or even in compound butter for an elevated dining experience!

WHAT TO USE ROSEMARY SALT FOR

The uses for rosemary salt are indeed extensive, and it can elevate a wide range of dishes. Here are some suggestions for its application:

  1. Sprinkle on homemade fries, whether they are freshly made or store-bought frozen fries.
  2. Enhance the flavors of Focaccia, scrambled or poached eggs, and avocado toast with a dash of rosemary salt.
  3. Create a delicious dip by mixing rosemary salt with olive oil and pairing it with bread.
  4. Substitute plain salt with rosemary salt in various recipes like Cheese Muffins, Mediterranean Muffins, Baked Vegetable Frittata, Frittata Egg Muffins, salad dressings, Better-Than-Dominos Garlic Bread, and Cheesy Zucchini Bread (No Yeast).
  5. Sprinkle on roast vegetables or potatoes and cooked proteins, being mindful of the existing salt content in the dish.
  6. Store the rosemary salt in an airtight container in the pantry. It will stay good for a few weeks, although the intensity of the rosemary flavor may gradually diminish over time.

Don’t forget to share your own creative uses for rosemary salt in the comments, as there are endless possibilities for enjoying this flavorful seasoning!

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Rosemary Salt

Rosemary Salt

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This delightful rosemary salt enhances the flavors of various dishes, such as homemade fries, focaccia, cooked meats, and roast vegetables. It also works wonders in salad dressings and cheese muffins, serving as a flavorful replacement for regular salt. Originally developed as a seasoning for homemade French fries, I shared the quick Rosemary Salt recipe today, recognizing its versatility that extends far beyond just fries.
prep time
10 mins
cooking time
20 mins
servings
2
total time
30 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 x 15 cm/6" sprigs of rosemary

  • 1/2 tsp table salt (Note 1)

Instructions

1

Preparation:

Place a sheet of paper towel on a heatproof plate. Spread the fresh rosemary leaves on the paper towel, then cover with another single sheet of paper towel.
2
Microwave the rosemary in 4 x 30-second increments on high until the leaves are completely dry and can be crumbled into a powder between your fingers. The rosemary should retain its lovely vibrant green color. (Note: Alternatively, you can use the oven method mentioned earlier for drying the rosemary.)
3

Grinding:

Use a mortar and pestle or your fingers to grind the dried rosemary into a coarse powder. The goal is to have a mix of fine powder and small, coarse rosemary bits.
4

Mixing:

Measure out 3 teaspoons of the rosemary powder and combine it in a small bowl with the salt.
5

Usage:

Sprinkle the rosemary salt on homemade fries, cooked proteins, and use it as a flavorful replacement for plain salt in cheese muffins, on focaccia, and in salad dressings.
6
It's best to use the rosemary salt uncooked, as the rosemary is susceptible to burning when exposed to high heat during cooking.
7
Store the prepared rosemary salt in an airtight container in the pantry for future use.

Notes

When preparing rosemary salt, I personally prefer using table salt due to its finer grains, which adhere better to foods like fries. However, feel free to choose any type of salt that suits your preference. To dry the rosemary, an oven option is available: Spread the rosemary on a tray and place it in a preheated 100°C (fan & standard) / 210°F oven for 20 minutes. Be cautious not to let the rosemary turn golden, as it can quickly become bitter. If you prefer a safer and quicker method, using the microwave is a viable alternative.
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