Do you have a zester? If you don’t, you better get one. Every foodie should have one in their toolbox…I mean, kitchen drawer. It comes in handy when you need to grate some Parmesan cheese, fresh nutmeg, or to zest some citrus. It will make you look like a pro, believe me!
Every week, I zest some limes, add the zest to some Kosher salt and mix it until I get this beautiful fragrant salt. This lime salt is that special ingredient that turns up the volume in my homemade jalapeño-lime jerky. I sprinkle it on top of the meat once it’s on the dehydrator just before drying.
You can sprinkle it as a finishing salt on fish, chicken…or you can rim a margarita glass. Your choice. The possibilities are endless. It’s very simple to make. Here’s the how to:
Fragrant Lime Salt
- 2 tablespoons of lime zest
- 1 cup of kosher salt
Put the lime zest in a bowl. Add the kosher salt. Mix well. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid. It keeps for up to a month in the refrigerator.