How much should I reduce salt by when using MSG?

Hello! So say I have a recipe that calls for 3 pounds of meat and 2 teaspoons of salt. I've heard a good rule of thumb for MSG is 1/2 tsp per pound of meat, should I use 1.5tsp MSG and 2tsp salt, or should I cut the amount of salt? Thank you!

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HalfPint October 21, 2020
I believe you can replace up to 40% of the salt without affecting flavor. I calculate that if you are replacing some of the salt with MSG, you can probably reduce the salt to about 3/4tsp of salt. Try that and see if it works for you. I just think 2tsp salt and 1.5 tsp msg, would be too salty.
 
HalfPint October 21, 2020
Oops, sorry. Math skills and critical reading are lacking today. If you are reducing the salt by 40%, then you would be using 60% of the salt from the recipe. So that would mean a little less than 1 1/4 teaspoon salt if you are adding 1.5 tsp msg.
 
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