This spruce tip salt recipe is very fast and super easy.
Before I start to write a spruce tip salt recipe, let me tell you a little bit about spruce tips.
Did you know you can eat spruce tips? They have the prettiest green color I have ever seen. They taste so good and are packed with vitamin C! Spruce tips have lemony citrus notes and an herbal quality similar to rosemary.
Spruce tips are available in spring. Here in Europe spruce tip season is usually May or beginning of June. Collect young bright green spruce tips up to two inches / five centimeters long. Sprouts are going to beautifully snap your fingers, but take the scissors to help if you want.
I really love spruce tips and I use them every spring in my kitchen. I cook with them, I make a syrup, spruce tip honey and also spruce tip salt. Spruce tip salt is great for flavoring grilled steaks, but it is also great for fresh crispy bread, greased with butter :).
By making this salt every year in May, I will commemorate Christmas. The smell of spruce tips in the oven is exactly the same smell as when you bring a Christmas tree to your home.
6 oz / 150 g of young spruce tips, 12 oz / 300 g of salt
Put the salt with spruce tips into the blender and mix finely.
Place wax paper on a baking sheet and proceed to pour out the mixture. Let it dry in the oven at 176 °F / 80 °C for one hour. Spread several times during drying.
Allow to cool and place in a sealed container. Store as a regular salt.
P.S. I apologize for the late posting because here in Europe is after the spruce tip season (you can try this recipe next year), but for example in Australia, the spring begins :).
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