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Dec 28, 2012 07:48 AM

Uses for edible flowers sea salt?

Yesterday I bought a 4-pack of sea salt grinders from Trader Joe's. One is an "edible flowers sea salt" grinder, and I'm drawing a blank as to what to do with it. The edible flowers in question are rose, lavender, and calendula. A friend suggested using it to perk up blander cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella). Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. How about making a sauce to go with steak and then adding a little of one of the salts to change the flavour.

    You could even use the salt in a plain cookie recipe, like shortbread to lightly flavour the dough.

    Maybe they'd make a nice addition to season a simple salad.

    1. Perhaps in a salad dressing?

      1. Rimming cocktail glasses for any number of drinks.

        1. I have read somewhere that you can use lavender salt anywhere you would use rosemary.

          Lavender salt is also wonderful on fresh tomatoes.

          Maybe these things would also suit a rose, lavender and calendula mix? It's worth a try

          1. Wow, never saw those. Edible flowers tend to be wasted on salads. Make a sauce with honey, chestnut and raspberry for quail or pheasant. Another option is make a cold broth by soaking the flowers, then use as broth for risotto.

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            1. re: law_doc89

              law_doc, this is a salt grinder with edible flowers added.

                1. re: HillJ

                  So, this is really silly. Nonetheless, if can taste the flowers, make risotto, if can't taste, use as decorative salt.