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jar with large opening

jar with large opening

Salt: Throw Away Your Salt Shakers

Throw away your salt shakers.  Learn to measure with your eyes and hands.  When you sprinkle  salt, pepper and herbs from the holes of a container,  you don’t really  know how much you’re using.  Also,  you can accidentally spill in more than you intended.  For kosher salt, buy a jar with a tight fitting lid and a mouth large enough to get your hand into.  And, of course, if an exact measurement  is required, dip your measuring spoon into the jar.

Investigate all the wonderful salt available—Maldon salt, grey sea salt, pink sea salt, Celtic Sea Salt, Cerulean Seas Sea Salt and many more. A salt mill is great for these salts.  I use table salt only in a recipe that requires an easily dissolving salt.  By the way, I have been looking everywhere for pretzel salt.  Can’t find it.

Freshly ground pepper is a must.  Grind it into a bowl or into your hand. (I know. It takes two hands to use the  grinder.  There is one out there that is operated by one hand.)  Herbs.  Again, use your fingers.  Don’t just sprinkle them into a dish.

Pet peeve: Diners who salt their food before tasting it.

salt mill and container

salt mill and container

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colin.
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 05:19:54

    Be very careful in choosing a sea salt grinder as most are not fit for purpose and quickly wear out. There is a German made unit of superior materials selling for about $40.

    Reply

  2. Ann
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 18:49:47

    I bought pretzel salt from King Arthur some time ago.

    Reply

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