Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Gourmet" Finishing Salts...

 3 Citrus Sea Salt

I hesitate to call anything that comes out of my kitchen "gourmet".
Just sounds so food snobby.

 Shitake Mushroom, Smoky Paprika, and 3 Citrus Sea Salt blends

But I think I'm gonna have to go with it.
Cause these are pretty terrific.
"Gourmet", even.

3 Citrus Sea Salt

I have been working on these for a couple of weeks, basically just coming up with several flavor combinations.

I am using French Atlantic Coast unrefined sea salt and organic ingredients when possible.
 Did you know unrefined sea salt contains over 80 mineral elements that the body needs? 

We had a combination of the mushroom salt and the paprika salt on some roasted potatoes last night....
Really good!

Today I will be tweaking these, adding more mushrooms to the Shitake Mushroom, grinding the Smoky Paprika a little bit finer.
 And doing some test runs on a few other ideas I have. 
Really, the possibilities are endless.

I think the Shitake Mushroom would be a great finishing salt on creamy pasta or rice.
The Smoky Paprika on some buttery popcorn.
And the 3 Citrus on fish or chicken.

And as I perfect these, they will be available to purchase from my Farm Fresh blog.

What do you think?
Any other ideas?

In Christ alone,

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Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

fun! can't wait to try 'em :0)

Pam said...

I've never thought to make my own gourmet finishing salts. Great flavor combinations and idea!!

B said...

Hello!!! These look coool!!! I always wanta buy those cool things at the store but I never do! I never knew you could MAKE THEM!!! awesome!!! they all look and sound GREAT!!!

btw, this is "teenagehealthfreak"..i am slowly beginning to slow my senior year down..and i acctually have a bit of time for blogging now..but i've moved my blog!!! :) with a bit of a new aproach and food feeling!!! :) we're talking serious Nourishing Traditions these days!!! ;)
hope all is well! God Bless!

Sue said...

Hi Cindy, I am very curious about these salts, as I am always looking for healthy ways to cook and eat. Good luck with this new adventure. I am looking forward to seeing your new farm fresh blog,You are so creative and I like that you use organic and healthy products.
Much love,

Susan said...

these look yummy! Can't wait till your Farm Fresh blog is up

Tina said...

I made some once from a podcast called Earth Eats. I took garlic scapes and salt in a food processor then laid them out on a cookie sheet and baked it at a low temp to dry it out. I then put it back in the proccessor to break it up. It was pretty good. I still have a ton left:) I have an abundance of vege seeds. If you want some, email me an address at tina.lindquist(at) We have a 10 month growing season in Texas and I still have too many seeds. Some I harvest myself. Seeds are my one weaknes;P God Bless.

Maria said...

Hi Cindy!
You are always gathering together something amazing ~ for the body, mind or soul ♥

I also just saw your Pinterest button and I headed right over to follow you!

I've been making a homemade laundry soap now for a few months {I know that you posted about it last year ... and then I saw the same recipe on Pinterest -which reminded me to make it ---}
It's the best stuff, Cindy! I'm now be using this exclusively.
{My oldest loves it too; she has sensitive skin and it's so mild}

I just caught up here a little bit and enjoyed reading all of your recent posts. March is a long month, although we've had amazing weather here in the northeast. I think this is one of the few cloudy days we've had in a couple of weeks!

Thinking of you often and wishing much joy,
~ Maria

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Those sound amazing!

Pamela @ Seeds of Nutrition said...

Farm Fresh Blog?? Are you changing this one or starting a 2nd blog? And do you have recipes for your mixes?

Farmchick said...

They look really, really good! Hope all is well with you...hope you can stop on over at my farm and say howdy!! :)

Fatisfied said...

HowD,,, Something new to make and gift. Your ideas and presentations are lovely! I linked you here:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great idea and I've got some paprika that would make loverly seasoned salt.
I always use sea salt. Dave and I would buy salt whenever we'd travel or whenever we'd find some at the market. It's amazing how much tastier it is and how much better for us.

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