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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Having grown up in New England, right on Long Island Sound, I can honestly say there are very few varieties of seafood that I don't like. And seafood is delicious when flavored with fresh herbs like those in this lemon sea salt recipe. Thyme is one herb that I actually grow in my own herb garden and it comes back year after year. By combining fresh herbs, a little bit of citrus, and some coarse sea salt, you have the perfect herb infused sea salt recipe to really bring out the flavor of your fish. And by making this thyme salt recipe up in bulk, you don't have to worry about always having fresh lemon and thyme in your kitchen!
How to Make Infused Sea Salt
Learning how to make infused sea salt will save you a ton of money. You will never again purchase those pre made salt seasonings ever again! If you don't care for lemon or thyme, the flavor possibilities are endless. Try lime or oranges for the citrus and rosemary or tarragon for the herb. I had amazing luck with my tarragon and rosemary last year so those will definitely be planted again this spring if I don't see any new life out there soon. You could do a cilantro/lime infused sea salt that would go great in a homemade guacamole recipe!
Tips for Making DIY Flavored Salts
If you don't have course sea salt, you can definitely use kosher salt instead for this thyme salt recipe. I try to stay away from the processed and 'iodized' salts on the market today for health reasons. If you would like to learn more about the different salt varieties, check out my article about making smarter salt choices. Package this infused sea salt in a cute little jar and you can give it as a gift to your favorite foodie! If you love the lemon/thyme combination, check out my lemon and thyme gardeners hand scrub. If smells amazing and is great for getting tough dirt stains and kitchen smells off of your hands. Learn how to grow thyme in your backyard and you will have an endless supply for all of these DIY projects!
More Herb Infused Sea Salt Recipes
If you are looking for more herb infused sea salt recipes, I thought I would share a few from other sites. Seafood is a healthy dinner idea but switching out your seasonings occasionally is always fun!
- Tuscan Flavored Dried Herb Salt Recipe from the Splendid Table
- Espresso Salt Recipe from the Mother Nature Network
- How to Make Lime Flavored Salt from These Things I Love
Check out this homemade red wine sea salt recipe tutorial from PopSugar!
Other DIY pantry recipes you might enjoy
- How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe
- Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
NOTE: I like a course look to my seasonings. If you prefer this to be a 'fine' powder you can pulse it in a food processor for a few seconds!
Lemon and Thyme Infused Sea Salt
- zest from one lemon
- ½ cup coarsely ground sea salt
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
- Combine ingredients in a small bowl
- Place salt mixture on a cookie sheet and spread out thinly
- Bake in a 225 degree oven for 2 hours, mixing gently after one hour
- Remove from oven and let cool
- Using the flat part of a spoon, gently press out any lumps that have formed.
- Store in a tightly sealed glass jar
- To use, sprinkle onto seafood to taste either before or after cooking.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.