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TIP OF THE DAY: Salting Meat

We use this salt cellar in THE NIBBLE test
kitchen. It’s easier to clean than wood
versions, since it gets a lot of spatter from
the stovetop).


Is there a proper way to salt meat prior to cooking? Of course!

Chefs salt meat and fish by sprinkling the salt from a height of roughly 6 to 8 inches.

This ensures that an even layer of salt seasons the meat, and there are no bland spots.

Another thing: Many chefs don’t use a salt shaker. Instead, they use a large salt cellar and sprinkle on salt by the pinch.

Salt is often kept in an oval wood box with a swivel lid. We prefer our glass and stainless salt cellar, for ease of cleaning.

Similarly, many chefs prefer to use kosher salt or sea salt for seasoning. The coarse texture makes it easier to take a pinch for seasoning.

Kosher salt (also called koshering salt) gets its name because coarse-grained salt is used in the koshering process to draw the blood out of meat and poultry.

  • Check out THE NIBBLE’s Salt Glossary for the many different types of salt (you won’t believe how many!).

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