how do i gauge how much salt to use? for raw meats or when marinating

  • Posted by: JovanLA
  • December 18, 2014


Susan W. December 18, 2014
There's no simple answer to this. It depends what cut of meat you are salting/marinating and your individual tastes. You would use a greater amount of salt on a roast than you would a steak. You would use more on a two inch steak than a one inch.

For a new cook, I would say the best thing would be to follow reputable recipes until you develop a feel for it.

Error on the side of too little salt rather than too much. You can always add more, but you can't easily fix over salted food.

I like using kosher salt over table salt when salting meats. The larger flakes make it easier to see. My favorite brand is Diamond.
JovanLA December 18, 2014
Thank you☺is there like a salt to meat weigh ratio or something?
Susan W. December 18, 2014
Not that I know of, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Maybe someone else here will know differently. You could try google and see if something pops up. I picture a chart of some sort.
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