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? re: brine for Turkey breast

SandiSandi Posts: 107
edited 8:17AM in EggHead Forum
Posted a message a short time back re bringing a turkey breast. I believe it was Kat that says she does 1 cup kosher, 1 cup sugar to 1 gallon water. Have looked at every store here in Columbus and CAN NOT fine Kosher salt. Can I use the Morton's pickling salt and if not, what would one suggest that I use for the Kosher? Thanks in advance!

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  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Sandi, I think the real criteria is for the salt not to be iodized. I am having trouble finding non-iodized salt as well but just figure that it's one more thing I can just keep searching for. I have a feeling I will find it at the Dekalb Farmer's market here in Atlanta but I may have to resort to visting the Kosher Grocery Store nearby (they seem to always be closed on Saturdays when it's convenient for me) during the week. Have you looked on-line?

  • Sandi,[p] Hard to believe you can't find kosher salt in Columbus (I can get it here in Safeway, Giant, etc.) but I think pickling salt should probably work. See link below for explanations of types of salt. You can also buy online from many places. One possibility is:[p]http://www.kingarthurflour.com/cgibin/htmlos/01980.6.13219418879[p]MikeO
    [ul][li]Salt[/ul]
  • Sandi, Pickling or canning salt, (one and the same) is basically the same as Kosher salt. The difference being the size of the grains. Just stay away from the iodized table salt.
    Gord

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Sandi,
    I live in Augusta and buy it at Winn Dixie,Publix and Bi-lo stores.It's not always with the table salts.
    YB

  • I am not sure, but I think Sea Salt also is non-iodized, and would therefore work.[p]Any comments from the Eggsperts?

  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Eggcitable One,[p]Some sea salt is, but not all. I have some La Baleine that is iodized.[p]Cathy

  • Eggcitable One,[p] Yes, sea salt is non-iodized. However, it's usually more expensive than the other types. Might not want to waste it in a brine![p]MikeO
  • BamabobBamabob Posts: 246
    Sandi,
    Hi,I get my kosher salt in the food section of Walmart,I think I saw some the other day when I saw the lump charcoal,there in Phenix city.If you cant find it let me know and I'll get some to you next trip to wifes aunt.
    Hope you find it.(The cornish hens were GREAT,try that parmesian? cornish hen recipe,it's in BGE recipe section under game hens. Bob

  • SandiSandi Posts: 107
    Bamabob,[p]Thanks Bob...that's the ONLY place I have not looked for the kosher salt...DUH! Give me a holler next time ya'll get down!
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