Sage and rosemary aromatic salt
Last week I bought a 30g box of fresh sage for my meat ragu. 30 grams doesn’t sounds like a lot but a little sage goes a long way. I used it to season a fabulous potato dauphinoise, a soup and a pasta but I still had half the box left over… I remembered my Mom making a herb salt with sage, so I called her and she said it was an Italian salt called Sale Aromatica…. sage, rosemary, garlic and salt all blitzed up in the blender.
I did this with about 10g of fresh sage and about 10g of fresh rosemary, 2 cloves of garlic and a cup of salt. I started by blending the herbs and garlic and then adding the salt. The smell was fabulous! I promptly sprinkled it on the cream cheese on toast and lentil soup I was having for lunch. So good! I also used it last night to make a roasted butternut and sage risotto.
I imagine it will taste great on grilled meats, on fish, on pizza, to make a herb bread, on eggs, to flavour soups and stews… It would also make a great gift. I have read that it lasts really well if you lay it out on a tray for a few hours to dry a little and seal it in a dry airtight jar.