Kosher salt?
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Safeway dropped a brochure in my bag tonight on how to cook the perfect turkey, and one of the "ingredients" is Morton kosher salt.

What benefit is there to using kosher salt in place of regular salt?  Maybe a cook can explain this to me.

http://www.mortonsalt.com/consumer/products/foodsalts/koshersalt.htm

-Matt-
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#2
I would ask the turkey. Maybe he knows.
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#3
Actually Matt, it’s probably not so much “kosherness” of the salt that’s important to the recipe as it is the texture. In many countries coarse salt is readily available in supermarkets and used in many features of cooking (particularly for salting water when boiling vegetables). In the U.S. the only coarse salt seems to be the kosher variety distributed by Morton.
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Mornac Wrote:In the U.S. the only coarse salt seems to be the kosher variety distributed by Morton.

Check out Celtic Sea Salt, or one of the many other natural (unprocessed) salts available at small, local markets, particularly the organic ones.
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username Wrote:I would ask the turkey. Maybe he knows.

I asked the turkey.  He was very uncooperative ;-)

Thanks, Mornac.  I figured there had to be something special about it besides the rabbi's blessing.

I'll try and look into some other, local brands and see if I have some luck.

-Matt-
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