Smelling Salts

I’ve been building myself little armies of flavored salts lately. They’re so ridiculously simple to prepare, and look rather cute in their glass jars lined up on the kitchen counter.

Here’s the legend to the pictures below:

1. Smoked Paprika Salt + Shroom Salt
2. Thyme Lemon Salt
3. Shroom Salt, closer
4. Rosemary Orange Salt

If you’re a weirdo like me, you might find yourself frequently opening the jars when you walk by them, just to have a quick whiff.
These salts can be used in any savory preparation where regular salt is called for, as long as the flavors pair up nicely of course.

Without further ado…

Smoked Paprika Salt:
1/2 cup (146 g) fine sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika

Thyme Lemon Salt:
1/2 cup (146 g) fine sea salt
Zest from 2 medium organic lemons
Leaves from approximately 20 fresh thyme sprigs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder

Shroom Salt:
1/2 cup (146 g) fine sea salt
1/2 cup (12 g) packed dried shiitake mushrooms, finely ground
Freshly ground rainbow (or black, or white) peppercorns, to taste

Rosemary Orange Salt:
1/2 cup (146 g) fine sea salt
Zest from 1 large organic orange
Leaves from 2 fresh rosemary twigs
1 teaspoon onion powder

To make either one of the salts: Combine the ingredients listed under the flavor you want to make in a food processor or clean coffee grinder, and pulse several times, or longer for super fine salt. Tweak flavors at will. Transfer into an airtight jar. Will keep indefinitely at room temperature.

Yield for each: About 1/2 cup (146 g)