Products and ingredients: Salt



Salt is more than just a condiment, it plays an important role in bringing out flavours in recipes.

There are two main types of salt:

  • Sea salt: made by evaporation of sea water
  • Rock salt: extracted from mines
These two kinds are then factory refined to produce the very fine white powder that we know as table salt. Unfortunately, this refining results in the loss of most of the minerals and its characteristic flavour. That's why if you don't particulary need fine salt, it's better to use unrefined coarse grey salt.
If you intend to buy: I advise you to keep at least two kinds of salt: coarse grey sea salt (like "Sel de Guérande"), and a finer salt for the times when coarse salt is unsuitable.
If you want to use it: Don't forget that for an equal weight, white refined salt adds more salty taste than coarse salt, so you should add less of it.

You can make yourself a special salt with a particular flavour, as you make vanilla sugar. It's possible to make salt with herbs, citrus fruits or chili.

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  • If you're talking about Mirlitons ("Mirlons maybe?), it's a pastry made of puff-pastry and almond cream or frangipane, old and simple recipe but so delicious.
    Posted by jh march 16th 2023 at 07:02 (n° 19)
  • Are these ingredients used in a pastry product named “Merliton”? Found this pastry in “La Mallorguina”, Madrid, Spain
    Posted by Kate march 15th 2023 at 14:01 (n° 18)
  • Your salmon quish sounds great.. Will use our frozen salmon instead of smoked salmon as needing minimal salt . My keto sons will be sent your recipe. Try to report back. Thank you.
    Posted by Anonymous september 30th 2021 at 05:01 (n° 17)
  • Good ones, Label rouge, no.
    Posted by jh august 19th 2021 at 09:50 (n° 16)
  • Does morteau sausage contain sodium nitrite?
    Posted by Nick Johnson august 19th 2021 at 00:29 (n° 15)
  • Is Malibu gluten free?
    Posted by Hoping january 16th 2021 at 05:37 (n° 14)
  • No
    Posted by jh december 2nd 2020 at 23:01 (n° 13)
  • Does Malibu have caffeine in it
    Posted by Melissa december 2nd 2020 at 22:28 (n° 12)
  • Plain flour
    Posted by jh january 26th 2020 at 15:03 (n° 11)
  • In UK would i use plain flour or self raising flour for Bretton Tart
    Posted by Peggie january 26th 2020 at 08:52 (n° 10)
  • It's potato...
    Posted by jh january 29th 2018 at 11:42 (n° 9)
  • What make is the popato and where can I buy it
    Posted by Jim january 28th 2018 at 21:36 (n° 8)
  • Hi,

    By "mash powder" do you mean mash potato powder?
    If so, yes you can, see how to on this chicken recipe : chicken breasts in a potato crust.
    Posted by jh january 29th 2015 at 17:35 (n° 7)
  • Hi
    Can I use potentiometer mash powder to make cutlets?
    Posted by Emma january 29th 2015 at 13:46 (n° 6)
  • Thanks for posting this Potato flour. I like it to prepare my indian dish.
    Posted by Anonymous january 22th 2015 at 12:44 (n° 5)
  • No, there is nothing more than: cherry, sugar and alcohol (for good griottines of course :-).
    Posted by jh august 12th 2013 at 09:40 (n° 4)
  • What are the ingredients of a jar of griottines? are there any chemicals, additives, flavourings,aromas?
    Posted by trebor august 11th 2013 at 20:48 (n° 3)
  • Rind of what?
    Posted by jh january 16th 2012 at 08:40 (n° 2)
  • Is the rind edible once cooked, specifically oven baked?
    Posted by Juls january 14th 2012 at 22:41 (n° 1)

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