Pickling Salt

I have a recipe which calls for this. I have never heard of it and could not find it at the supermarket. Is it very different to normal salt? Is there a substitute?

Chef_dawnay, Mar 25, 9:15 pm

Pickling salt is usually plain non-iodised salt. But I use ordinary table salt (iodised) and don't notice any difference in taste.

Chef_cgvl, Mar 25, 9:21 pm

If you're using the salt to do pickling or preparing food for relishes and chutneys, make sure that it is non-iodised, otherwise pickled food becomes tough and not nearly as good as it should be.
If it's for things like making a salt crust to cook fish etc in and will be broken off and disposed of it probably won't matter much which sort you use.

Chef_harriss, Oct 26, 4:58 am

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