Fresh Herb Finishing Salts
Why This Recipe Works
Store bought flavored finishing salts (which are used as a final salty flourish for a dish, providing pops of crunchy, mineral salinity) can be great, but they are always expensive. The good news is that they are both super easy to make, and a great way to capture and preserve the flavor of fresh herbs. Chop up a bunch of herbs, mix them with some nice sea salt, and let the salt do its magic, drawing moisture out of the herbs via osmosis. Because the herbs are never heated, their flavor remains fresh and bright. You’re left with a delicious finishing salt that’s great sprinkled on meat or fish, rubbed onto the rim of your cocktail glass, or dusted over movie-night popcorn.