U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
At your next party, rim your cocktail glasses with blueberry salt. It will give your drinks a great presentation — and a sweet and salty finish. You can also use blueberry salt for desserts or to season fruits or summer salads.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a saucepan, simmer berries and water over medium heat until berries pop and release their juice, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Press blueberries with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon. In a fine wire sieve, strain blueberry mixture, pressing out as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Line the sieve with cheesecloth and strain out finer particles.
Return juice to saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, watching closely so it doesn’t burn, until reduced to a syrup thick enough to coat a spoon. Remove from heat.
Stir in salt until evenly coated. Spread salt out onto baking sheets. Let air dry, stirring occasionally, until dry, 4–24 hours, depending on humidity. Alternatively, bake in a 150 degree F convection oven, stirring frequently, until dry, about 1 hour.