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Made a salt baked snapper last night (J Waxman's recipe from Saveur). Fish was moist but too *salty*! What went wrong?

asked by lbcashmanRD over 5 years ago
8 answers 1099 views
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Sam1148

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added over 5 years ago

I wonder if the skin of the fish was wet as you where forming the mound?

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added over 5 years ago

Was the salt too fine? . . . need very course salt

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Sam1148

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added over 5 years ago

@usuba dashi.
I have that problem too with recipes that simply call for Kosher Salt like brines. The Diamond and Morton brand have a different weight and texture. I'm not sure, but I think the default is the Diamond brand. I seem to remember the crystals on diamond brand were larger.

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boulangere

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added over 5 years ago

Yes, Diamond is more coarse. My favorite.

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added over 5 years ago

I only use course sea salt and only sea salt from Celtic Salt company in Ashville, NC, They have the real sel de gris. . . . . very coarse. Fish should only be seasoned with sea salt, not Kosher. Save Kosher for land animals.

Diamond's salt is proper evaporated flat crystals . . Morton uses a roller to make their flat salt. . . . is not the same. David's is even better.

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boulangere

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added over 5 years ago

I have good luck finding French Gris in the bulk bins at my local natural food store.

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added over 5 years ago

possible that skin of fish was wet and used mortons (gasp!). Also wonder if my salt mixture was too "wet" (eg: not enough salt for egg whites)....Seems like sle de gris would change the investment of this dramatically. In NYC a whole fish aint cheap plus premium salt?

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added over 5 years ago

thanks ya'll for the great thoughts!!