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Local source for pink salt / instacure #1

davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 06:41 AM

Anyone know where to find it? Bonus for a source north of the city :-)


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  1. Allstonian RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 07:11 AM

    Apparently most roads lead to Christina's in Inman Square - here's last year's thread:

    And here are a couple of older threads:

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      elctrnc RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 07:26 AM

      I got some at Williams Sonoma at the mall in Salem NH. Might have been more expensive than bulk from Christina's, but a lot closer for me.

      1. davis_sq_pro RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 07:35 AM

        Thanks to both of you. I didn't think Christina's had it, based on one of those older threads that I had found.

        WS is very convenient for me -- I'll try that first.

        1. trufflehound RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 08:06 AM

          #1 and Mortons Curing Salt are much easier to get locally than #2. In addition to Christina's Bass Pro has it and some other sporting goods shops will have it.

          1. davis_sq_pro RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 10:45 AM

            Just found one more source: On a whim I called Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Peabody. They said they'd sell me 1/2oz (which is really all I need), but first I had to have a phone call with the butcher to discuss safe handling practices. Can't blame 'em for covering their bases and attempting to keep their customer base around for a while :-)

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              ParisLady RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 8, 2013 01:45 PM

              I love to cook with pink Himalayan pink salt! If this is what you are looking for, look no further than your local TJMAXX! When i find it (which is quite often) I stock up on it! Delicious!

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                devilham RE: ParisLady Mar 8, 2013 01:59 PM

                No ParisLady, the pink salt in question is nitrates for curing sausages and corned beefs and such. You wouldn't want to sprinkle it on your taters, that's for sure! They color it pink (I believe) so you won't mistake it for eating salt. I have yet to try the exotic salts (himalayan pink, smoked, etc.) but am genuinely curious about them, what do you sprinkle it on?

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                  davis_sq_pro RE: devilham Mar 8, 2013 04:19 PM

                  Yup--I'm curing corned beef for next weekend :-)

                  You definitely don't want to sprinkle the curing salt on anything; if you eat too much (less than 1 tsp) it's toxic.

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