I came up with this seasoned salt to use as a favor at my niece’s bridal shower; it made a cute gift in a tiny jar wrapped with twine. (I didn’t get a good picture, but you get the idea).
About a month later, I got a couple of requests for the recipe from guests, and my niece asked for another jar – she said they were putting it on everything. I was also using it a lot on eggs, pork, fish, and chicken, and now I always have a jar of it handy alongside my Southwest and Italian Seasoning mixes.
(makes about 3/4 cup, double or triple it if you so desire)
1/4 cup kosher salt or sea salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried lemon peel
Place the salt, black pepper, paprika, white pepper, onion powder, and granulated garlic in a mixing bowl. Use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to grind the parsley, thyme, and lemon peel into a finer texture, then add them to the bowl. Mix thoroughly and place it in an airtight jar.