I don’t really believe in buying all those special spice mixes like lemon salt/lemon pepper or garlic salt because I think about 90% of the time you already have all those ingredients and those mixes are always full of additives that either act as bulk or de-clumping agents. Bleh!
It is incredibly easy to make these mixes ahead of time if you just want to have them on hand. One I like is lemon salt because it is so versatile. It is great on fish, chicken, veggies, using in mexican food, and can even be used to rim some margarita glasses!
- 1 cup of kosher salt (that is important)
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Combine salt and lemon zest in a small mixing bowl. While still stirring, slowing add in the lemon juice. This helps the salt get evenly coated and not create one big clump.
I got these great spice shakers at World Market (one of my favorite stores!). They were only $3.99 for a set of 4 and I like that they are the perfect size for my print out labels and the twist and shake lids are great for the size of kosher salt.