not your average table salt. citrus salt.

i have nothing against the lady with the umbrella, really. i love all salt. after having tried so many different kinds, i have become a bit of a salt snob in my own right. needless to mention, i will anway-i love some more than others. salt is magic. salt heals and cleanses. it adds and extracts, naturally. additives elevate this mineral. salt really impresses. it comes in many colors. orange, pink, black (mostly because of the activated charcoal and sometimes lava), grey, white and so on. origin? salt is from all over the world. it is primarily sodium chloride. the process from getting this crystalline mineral to our tables, kitchen and bathroom is a bit of a process, which i will save for another time. this being a tuesday tip.

per usual, unable to sleep more often than not these nights, one night, late night inspiration comes from Instagram feed, new cocktail list garnishes needed and what should I use to season that fish. maybe those left over summer tomatoes. i turn to one of the world’s most trusted sources, GOOGLE. as always, thank you. zesting lemon, lime and grapefruit, and maybe add an herb. rosemary perhaps? i stick with citrus for this one. mortal pestle may be needed for a more coarse in-between desired size salt granule. more medium size is great for garnishing the class for a cocktail. maldon is more flakey and delicate and is great for fruit and fish. also the sprinkle on caramel never hurt either. for cocktails, malden dissolves on the rim so the more coarse sizing or kosher more suitable.

here are a few photos. many photos. i get carried away. conclusion? Tatum’s Tuesday Tips? season well. elevate your fruit, dessert, fish dishes and cocktails with citrus finishing salt. easy is an understatement when it comes to the making difficulty level.. if you are inclined to buy though, not wanting to bothered waiting for the drying and such, please click here to be redirected to my Amazon Storefront.

the recipe comes from titled easy citrus salts. i include below as well. they use kosher salt.


  • Citrus Zest
  • Kosher Salt


  1. To the citrus zest, add an equal amount of kosher salt.
  2. Mix together using your fingertips until all of the zest is coated in salt.
  3. Allow to dry in open air and then store in a covered container
the process looks like this.. below are more photos of some start to finish..

making coarse salt smaller for the glass rims here

Until Next Time…