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Questions about the use of culinary salt in the kitchen.

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Is there any advantage to combining spices before applying them to meat?

Up to this point when preparing steaks, ribs, or any sort of "meat" I would apply my spices in sequence: first adding salts, followed by a pepper-based powders, and lastly some sugars (if applicable). ...
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Include salt in dry premix?

Should salt be part of the dry premix? I plan to start making dry premixes, as normally done in factory operations. Separated for different pastries, the premixes will include any of the ff: flour, ...
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Does yeast use the salt in the ferment?

During the rising process, does the yeast consume and break down any of the salt in the dough, or is the amount you put in at the start the amount you get in your final loafs? (just spotted some ...
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over salted an uncooked steak

I seasoned uncooked rib steaks yesterday (using a truffle sea salt). cooked 1 today and it was way too salty. How can I salvage the 2 remaining steaks. I cooked the 1st steak in the oven broiler....
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Is there a substitute for cheese salt?

I've started to learn how to make cheese and all the recipes call for cheese salt. What is it about this particular salt that makes it different than others? Some of the reading I've done have a few ...
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Why does salt enhance the flavor of food?

I eat a lot of salt. It makes almost everything taste better, including: Meat Cookies Vegetables Sauces Chocolate much more It seems to me like salt makes almost anything better, but it doesn't just ...
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What is the point of roasting salt?

This recipe for ginger-garlic paste roasts the salt before putting it in the paste. Now, I never thought I've seen someone roasting salt before. What is the point of this? How does it change the ...
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Are there any advantages to freshly ground salt?

Recently, I've seen salt grinders sold in stores. I understand that freshly ground pepper has a plus over pre-ground pepper in terms of freshness and strength. However, salt to me seems like a mineral,...
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How easily can table salt be contaminated?

In Alton Brown and The Food Lab Play With Chicken, Alton Brown (jokingly?) chides J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for touching raw chicken right before pinching salt from a tub. AB: So it's okay to put your ...
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Accidentally used salted butter

I'm making some brownies for my nieces church school and I accidentally used salted butter and my batter is incredibly salty. Is there any way I can counter the saltiness of it? I'd hate to waste a it....
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Ran out of salt can I use MSG (monosodium glutamate) instead?

I can't read in local language and was looking to buy some salt, so I went to local shop picked up what looked like it (white crystals in plain plastic bag without much colour and decoration). I ...
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How do I mellow out the saltiness in black olives?

I have some dishes where the umami olive flavor would be perfect if not for all the saltiness that is added to the dish. I am looking for a way to mellow the saltiness in the olive in a subtle way so ...
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Does cooking black bengal gram with salt lead to increased cooking time or lack of softening?

I have heard that cooking bengal gram with salt can lead to increased cooking time compared to cooking it without salt.So i used to add salt just before serving the curry.Other pulses like green gram ...
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Iodized or sea salt

In cooking, should I chose iodized or sea salt? I have no particular health or thyroid concerns, but I'm not particularly sure on what the difference of the flavor can either of the two bring.
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How much Salt to Boil Chicken Breast

Well you heard right how much salt,! I am a complete noob when it comes to cooking and I have never cooked before. I need to regain my muscle so i desire some boiled chicken. I want to know how much ...
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Brining vs Salting - what's going on?

The issue of whether or not to salt a steak in advance is ancient, but I think it's fair to say that there is at least some consensus that salting meat is associated with drier steak, because of the ...
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Do Morrocan-stye pickled lemons really need 5 to 10% salt?

I want to make Morrocan-stye pickled lemons, but I was only able to find one site with an explicit ratio, and it says: In On Food and Cooking, Harold McGee suggests that a solution of five to 10% ...
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Pickled/preserved lemons/limes - grams of salt per kilogram of fruit? [duplicate]

[ I think this question here was originally too unclear. because I was still researching and figuring out exactly what I wanted to ask when I posted it. I edited it a few times, but I think my editing ...
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Rust in salt, is it safe?

I bought a small tin of Jacobsen Sea Salt which is all the rage in Portland, Oregon. I left it in my back pack for a few weeks and when I took it out and opened it up I am noticing some rust from the ...
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How much salt should be used in dishes for the best flavor?

Is there a way to determine how much salt per quantity of food is required? For example if I use 1kg of ingredients then I need at most one tbsp of salt. Any such metrics? The quantity of salt to be ...
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Influence of salt on gluten

How does salt influence gluten development in sourdough bread dough? Does it inhibit or enhance it?
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How to separate salt from chocolate?

For the cake we needed melted chocolate with some extra sugar. However, instead of sugar we have added salt. Is there a viable way to separate the salt? The chocolate has 60% cocoa in it, and there'...
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What salt should I use in a bread machine recipe?

I've got a big book of bread machine recipes that does a really good job breaking down what ingredients perform what actions in the whole baking process and how modifying the recipe will change the ...
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Using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and salt in a recipe that calls for unsalted butter

There's a cookie recipe I'm going to make that calls for 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and 1/2 teaspoon salt. We use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter as a substitute for butter, however that contains ...
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Low sodium French Bread or Baguette

Is it possible to make low sodium French Bread or Baguettes? My husband is on a low sodium diet and will only eat French Bread. I know there is a relationship between yeast and salt.
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Over salted kimchi

I made sprouted soybean kimchi but it turns out I used too much salt. Is there a way to compensate for that now or is it too late to save the taste ?
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Kosher veal steak more salty than kosher beef steak - is it expected and why?

When I make veal vs. beef steak from kosher meat, it consistently seems to me that the veal is significantly more salty. The steak isn't salted by me at all (aside from whatever saltiness remains ...
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What makes pink salt pink? [duplicate]

What are some of the names of chemical compounds (minerals our what not) which make the healthy (sandless) pink salt pink?
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How can I reduce the salt in oversalted potatoes?

Let's just say I was experimenting, and now I have a pan full of diced carrots and potatoes that have been boiled and way, way over-brined. They taste like... salt. It's very bad.
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How much salt do I use to ferment 1 quart of cabbage? [duplicate]

How much salt do I add to ferment 1 quart of cabbage?
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Salting Pork Chops

I have this idea of how I want to make pork chops. I don't know if it is a good idea so I'm asking about it here. I want to take about two kg of pork chops, salt them with kosher salt for about two ...
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If salt loses its flavor, how can you season it?

I have a shaker of salt on my table, and (fingers crossed) it still tastes salty. But I'm concerned that someday it will lose its saltiness and then I wouldn't know what to do. Is there something you ...
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How to ensure that the salt is very homogenized in a given food?

Maybe this is a question/doubt dumb enough. I've been doing a mashed cassava and put salt only at the end, when all the ingredients were homogenized. Consequently, asked me (to put the salt) if ...
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To salt or not salt broth for use in recipes?

Many recipes call broth, but broth recipes often omit salt and pepper or in some instances require only a small amount. My question is this: when a recipe, let's say risotto for example, calls for ...
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Will storing salted steak overnight ruin the meat?

I've salted the steaks, but I can't get the grill going. If I store them in the fridge and cook them tomorrow, will the fact they are salted already ruin the meat?
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Pink salt for cooking steak [duplicate]

I've been curious about pink salt for a while now and I was wondering if it would be ok to use it for cooking steak? Or should i just stick to the regular table salt? sorry for the confusion, guys. ...
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Soft dinner rolls always taste bland or flat

I proof Granular Rapid Rise yeast in mix of milk/water/honey/touch of flour and 100 - 110 degrees, adding the yeast. Always proofs really well, doubling etc. I have made these so many times, you ...
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Adjust salt (in mushrooms)

My goal over the last year has been to reduce the amount of waste that comes out of my home. That means wasting less food and buying fewer items that come in any kind of packaging. When I can, I buy ...
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Should I add salt when boiling vegetable? Why?

I am a new learner on cooking and I would like to boil some vegetable: soybean, baby corn, okra, etc. I saw a lot of people add salt when boiling them but I am not sure I should do that or not, and ...
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Does it matter when you add the salt? [duplicate]

Spices create aromatics so it is important when to add them. But what about salt? Is it critical if you add salt to the flavor base instead of adding it to the tomato paste, or adding it to the ...
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Why is Himalayan Salt Pink?

I have heard it is from an ancient ocean floor's deposits that have since been uplifted by the Himalayan orogeny, but what in that ocean water made the salt pink. I've been to the Bonneville Salt ...
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What to do when I accidentally put too much salt on the meat?

I'm still learning to cook, and yesterday I put too much salt on the meat when I was cooking it. What I can I do to not waste the meat? I still have some raw meat but I'm afraid to make it too salty ...
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Is it true that all salt is sea salt?

I heard Alton Brown say that on Next Food Network Star. Is it true? What about salt that is mined, or salt from salty lakes?
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garlic powder and onion powder substitutes

recipe calls for 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder all I have is garlic salt also 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder and all I have is onion salt how much do I substitute for each
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How can I remove salt from a saline infused pork sirloin roast?

How can I remove salt from a saline infused pork roast. I purchased 4 of them. After making the first one I could not eat it. I am on a low sodium diet.
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Does sprinkling salt on top of brownies give the same result as putting it in the batter?

Standard recipes for brownies have a teaspoon of salt in them. Questions like this one and this one explain that it's only for taste. Can you just put some salt on top after they are baked? For ...
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Questions about shaoxing wine

What kind of shaoxing wine should I be looking to buy? My supermarket has shaohsing rice cooking wine which has salt added. After looking online, there seem to be people saying that the added salt ...
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Accidently reduced salt in pickling recipe - are these pickles still safe?

A dill pickle recipe called for 1.5 cups vinegar, 1.5 cups water, and 2 tablespoons salt. I doubled the bring, but forgot to double the salt before canning my pickles. I ended up with: 3 cups Apple ...
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Sauerkraut/sourkraut - ratio of grams of salt to grams of raw cabbage?

Yes, obviously it can vary. I'm just looking for an approximate range, as a good place to start for my first time making a batch. A good answer would be something along the lines of: 10 to 20 ...
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Alternative for Celery salt and Coconut flour

I'm trying to make this recipe: http://www.platedwithstyle.com/2015/03/01/cajun-garlic-butter-shrimp/ I know i can find "substitues" for celery salt and coconut flour online but I want to know if i ...