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July 5, 2012 12:01 PM   Subscribe

I recently picked up some citrus sea salt, and have no idea what to do with it.

I imagine I could season some sort of fish with it, but don't really have a great idea of what would taste good. I'm an intermediate level cook with not a lot of out of the box experience.
posted by roomthreeseventeen to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Margaritas!
posted by headnsouth at 12:04 PM on July 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Use it on anything savory that you would think to add citrus to.

Summer salads into which you might put orange sections, for instance. Make it into a rub for pork. Rim your margheritas with it. Add it to salsa or guacamole(?)
posted by gauche at 12:05 PM on July 5, 2012


Maybe try some sprinkled on fresh cut watermelon or over cucumber slices.
posted by poolsidemuse at 12:08 PM on July 5, 2012


Sprinkle it on chocolate ice cream!
posted by Greg Nog at 12:16 PM on July 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Salmon!
posted by krisken at 12:21 PM on July 5, 2012


I have lemon salt and I use it pretty exclusively on steaks right before eating. I use regular salt for pre-cooked coming-to-room-temp period.
posted by vespabelle at 12:31 PM on July 5, 2012


Mmm... citrus-salt & pepper wings...
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico at 1:23 PM on July 5, 2012


Make salted caramels.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 1:33 PM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I personally would only add it to things where you would experience the salt texture, since I'm cheap like that and would just add citrus to things if I wanted citrus in it. So sprinkling on meats and cucumbers/watermelon is a good idea (and I'd add tomatoes/corn to that list).

Lemon sugar cookies with a teeny tiny bit of salt added to the sugar that you roll them in before baking.

Mixed into the breading for chicken or pork, or into a rub.

Sprinkled on bland things to give them a bit of brightness (baked potatoes and french fries would be good).

If you really do like fish, then google "salt crusted fish".
posted by artifarce at 1:43 PM on July 5, 2012


Rimming salt
posted by MangyCarface at 1:46 PM on July 5, 2012


I just saw a pin on Pinterest that said to put watermelon slices in a baking pan, pour a shot of tequila on each, then after they've soaked a bit sprinkle them with salt.

That is exactly what I'd do with citrus sea salt.
posted by TallulahBankhead at 1:50 PM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Popcorn.
posted by hermitosis at 2:08 PM on July 5, 2012


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