Lemon Salt in a Jar – food gift

Lemon Salt in a Jar - food gift handmade goodies
Lemon Salt in a Jar is a great seasoning or finishing salt and a wonderful way to insert a small burst of flavor into pastas, salads, poultry dishes, fish plates and appetizers.  This herb-infused salt is fragrant and can be substituted for unseasoned salt in any savory recipe.  We enjoy it on popcorn quite often and I will give a few tips below on how to flavor your popcorn.

Ingredients and tools for Lemon Salt:

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 2 small Meyer lemons, scrubbed ( Meyer, I think are the best tasting and most fragrant lemons)
  • zester
  • saute pan
  • wooden spoon
  • scissors
  • fabric
  • twine
  • button
  • tag of some sort
  • Jar or salt shaker
Instructions for Lemon Salt:
1. Combine salt and lemon zest in a sauté pan. Place over medium heat, and warm through, about 10 -15 minutes or until the zest looks dehydrated.
2. Transfer salt and zest mixture to a container. Let cool 5 minutes, uncovered; then cover with an airtight lid.

3. Let stand for 24 to 48 hours.2.  Fill desired containers with lemon sea salt  and seal the container.Instructions for Jar decor:

1. Cut a circle of fabric about 1.5 to 2 inches larger than your lid.
2. Place fabric on lid and wrap twine around and add the tag and a button.  Next,  tie a knot in the center and trim off excess.

Option 1 – The Seasoned Hot Butter Method

Melt butter.  Stir seasoning mix into butter making sure to eliminate all lumps.  Pour a little over fresh, hot popcorn.  Toss to mix. Pour a little more over popcorn, toss to mix.  Repeat until butter and seasoning mix has been evenly spread over popcorn.

Option 2 – The Dry Sprinkle Method

Melt butter. Pour a little over fresh, hot popcorn.  Toss to mix.  Pour a little more over popcorn, toss to mix.  Repeat until all butter has been evenly spread over popcorn.  Quickly sprinkle and toss dry seasoning mix equally over popcorn.

 

If you like flavored salts you might want to try my Lavender Sea Salt Recipe

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