Make Your Own Seasonings
Flavored salts and peppers are easy to make and have far more flavor than anything you can buy at the supermarket.
Home blended flavored salts and peppers have much more flavor than anything you can buy at the supermarkets. Making them is easy and well worth the effort. Try it, and see if you don't agree.
1/2 cup freshly ground black pepper
grated rind of two lemons, dried
First of all, peel the rind off of 2 lemons and air dry.
Mix the pepper with the dried lemon rind.
Seal in a glass jar and use within a month.
When the flavor begins to fade, make a new batch.
Very good on grilled fish and meats, and will perk up your salads.
Combine equal amounts of sea salt (or regular, coarse salt) and celery seed. Using a mortar and pestle, grind them to the consistency you prefer. Especially good with hard-boiled eggs.
4 tablespoons sea salt
1/2 cup ground cayenne pepper
1 cup white wine
2 cups water
Crush the salt and cayenne with a mortar and a pestle. Add the wine and the water, and pour into a clean bottle. Cork and shake well and let sit for a week, shaking it once a day. Pour the content into a wide, shallow dish and place it in a low oven until all the liquid has evaporated. Scrape crystals off the base of the dish and let stand overnight to allow any remaining moisture to evaporate. Store in a sealed glass jar in a dark cupboard. Use in foods you would use cayenne pepper in, but remember to add less salt. This has a lovely color, and even lovelier flavor.
Black, green, white and pink peppercorns all have their own distinct flavor. Mix them in equal portions and get ready for a taste treat! Store as you would any peppercorns.
There you have it, some delicious flavored salts and peppers you can easily make at home.