Rosemary Infused Pink Salt
This delicious salt is easy to make and provides an Alice Waters type of immersive food sensuality. A pinch of these heavenly grains can transform your holiday side dishes from mild mannered into red carpet in seconds. Try it on our two minute tomato sauce or easy greens. Even a few pinches in a dish of olive oil makes an easy go to dipping sauce for unexpected guests.
Colored Salt for the Table
For the pretty look of this rosemary infused salt I chose Himalayan pink salt. For my recipe you can easily substitute any of the other colored salts such as Hawaiian black salt, French gray salt or Hawaiian red salt. Colored salts are beautiful to behold and give us more options in creating an attractive look to our food. Unlike their pure white counterpart, these colorful salts are loaded with minerals like iodine, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Because the minerals are naturally occurring they are very easily absorbed. I consider them a part of my nutrient supplement regime for myself and my family.
All About Salt
Pink salt comes from deep inside the Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan, located at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is the second largest salt mine in the world. Official records of the Khewra mine date back to the 13th century. The salt gets it’s pink color from trace amounts of iron oxide.
Hawaiian black salt, called Hiwa Kai, or black lava salt, is an all-natural, solar-evaporated, Pacific sea salt blended with activated charcoal powder, which is derived from Hawaiian coconut shell.
Colors mean Nutrients
French gray salt or Celtic sea salt is formed as the sea water flows into the Guérande Marshes, in France, during high tides. It is hand-harvested by salt workers, using skills and methods over a thousand years old. The salt obtains its natural grey coloring from the salt crystallizing on clay.
Alaea Hawaiian Red Sea Salt is harvested from the Pacific Ocean using ancient, traditional methods of solar evaporation to collect the sea salt and its natural trace minerals. The salt is then infused with Alaea Hawaiian Volcanic Clay, rich in 80 reported naturally occurring trace minerals, including iron. This is what gives the natural red hue.
Infused rosemary salt
This delectable salt can be produced in minutes. It will kiss your holiday dishes with bold rosemary flavor. Find a beautiful glass jar and fill it with rosemary infused pink salt for a thoughtful d.i.y. gift for loved ones.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 4 oz.
- Category: infused salt
- Method: sauteeing
- Cuisine: infused salt
4 oz pink Himilayan sea salt
1 fresh sprig of rosemary
Place the salt and the rosemary in a cast iron pan. Heat on high for about 30 seconds, stirring so it does not burn. Rosemary will darken. Pour into a clean glass container or leave on your table in a shallow dish for easy use. Enjoy.
You can use this process with any of the colored salts and with other fresh herbs. Some nice possible combinations include sage black salt, chili red salt, or sumac grey salt.