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Recipe calls for 2 T. kosher salt - how much TJ's sea salt (blue container) would you use?

The Oracle Nov 20, 2012 09:32 AM

From some quick searches, I see the difference is the size of the granule.

I put together a batch of mustard this morning - the double batch called for 2T. kosher salt. I only had Trader Joe's sea salt on hand and used about 1 1/2 T. of the salt (thinking it was SO much salt!).


I plan to make another double batch in a couple days and want to adjust the salt. Ideally, I'd like to use 1 T. sea salt.. instead of 2T kosher, but that may not be enough??

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    Zalbar Nov 20, 2012 02:18 PM

    This is exactly why recipes should use weight, not volume for measurements. 2 grams of kosher, rock, sea, table, or pink himalayan salt is exactly the same anywhere in the world.

    1. C. Hamster Nov 20, 2012 09:56 AM

      Just start low and taste. Add more if needed

      1. iluvcookies Nov 20, 2012 09:44 AM

        I'd start with 1T of the TJ salt and then taste... since it's a mustard and not something that must be cooked, you can always add a little more later. How did your first batch taste with the 1 1/2T? Not salty enough?

        What is the yield of your recipe? 2T of salt sounds like a lot, but that all depends on if you are making a cup or a gallon.

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        1. re: iluvcookies
          The Oracle Nov 20, 2012 09:54 AM

          It's currently sitting for a couple days, and will get mixed up later... good point on tasting. It's a spicy brown recipe which means it needs to sit and mellow for a few weeks... so the 'real' flavor profile might not be revealed until much later. (I'm making jars for Christmas)...

          My final yield is supposed to be 7 c. of mustard.

          1. re: The Oracle
            iluvcookies Nov 20, 2012 10:00 AM

            You will probably be fine... with such a strong flavor profile the extra salt should not be missed.

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