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Hey guys! Have you ever run into an issue when it comes to salting your food? Does it ever seem too salty, or too bland, and you can’t pin point the reason why? The type of salt you use, although it may seem like a minor detail, is actually very important when it comes to cooking. I want you to throw away your table salt now, and get in tune with the salts that keep on giving.
The 3 Best Salts You Need In Your Kitchen
There are only three salts I use in all of my recipes. They are:
- Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
- Mortons Coarse Kosher Salt
- Maldon Sea Salt Flakes aka Flaky Salt
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
Each salt serves a different purpose , however if you were to only buy one, make it Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt. This is a multi purpose salt that I use in almost every single one of my recipes. We use this as the main salt in Culinary School, and it can be found in most restaurant kitchens. The crystals in this salt are fine, and the salt level is not too salty, so you can be generous when using this. A box of Diamond Crystal should run you about $5, and it lasts for MONTHS! I’ve been able to find this in any and every grocery store, and stores such as Target & Walmart.
Morton Coarse Kosher Salt
Morton Coarse Kosher Salt is my backup salt. If I ever run out of Diamond Crystal, this is what I turn to. When using this salt I am a little more cautious about how much I use because this salt is more coarse, which means they are bigger crystals. Mortons is twice as salty as Diamond Crystal, so to be on the safe side, I only use half as much.
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes aka Flaky Salt
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes are what you would identify as Flaky Salt. These huge beautiful flakes of salt are used for finishing dishes. Sprinkle a few flakes on top of any protein or dish right before serving. This salt is extremely popular when it comes to finishing desserts like chocolate chip cookies, and brownies. That little hint of salt rounds out the sweetness and takes your desserts up a notch. I was able to find this tub of flaky salt on Amazon.
Get rid of your table salt today & level up your cooking with these three great options!
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