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I have read a recipe about chessecake that needs Sea Salt. I lived in the Philippines right now and sea salt is not very common here, i've seen one but its very expensive. We only have just regular iodized salt used for cooking so im asking for alternatives for these salt. I also normally see Kosher salt as part of the ingredients in cooking. Im only a beginner on this so pardon me for asking some simple question. Thanks!

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  1. Welcome to Chowhound!

    you can substitute regular iodized table salt for the sea salt or for kosher salt. Since both the kosher salt and sea salt are likely to be coarse grained salt, which is lighter and fills the measuring spoon rather loosely, you should use less of the iodized than the recipe calls for the first time you use the recipe, probaby 1/2 to 2/3 of what the recipe calls for. If you dont reduce, your dish will be too salty.

    There is a Home Cooking discussion Board on chowhound. it might be a better place to ask this kind of question.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/31