Sprinkle a custom seasoning onto vegetables and meats before cooking, or pass it at the table. Combine 1/4 cup coarse salt with 2 to 4 tablespoons mixed ground spices, chopped fresh herbs, or zest (be sure to refrigerate fresh-herb and zest blends; discard unused portion after 1 week). Try mix-ins such as caraway seeds and pepper; thyme and lemon zest; toasted black-and-white sesame seeds; and chile powder and oregano.
Custom Salt Blends
Martha Stewart Living, June 2004