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What "Salt to Taste" Actually Means

Joshua Rivera , Gawker Media

What "Salt to taste" can be a confusing instruction in recipes, since "taste" isn't a concrete measurement. Cooking blog the Kitchn lets us know what this oft-confused phrase really means.

"Salt to taste" doesn't mean "try to make your dishes salty." Instead, keep in mind what salt does as a seasoning: it reduces bitterness, and brings out the flavors of other, more subtle ingredients.

If you have a dish that tastes flat or bitter, a little salt might be the only fix you need. Before adding more spices or seasonings, try just adding a teaspoon or a healthy three-fingered pinch of salt. Taste again and see if the flavors have improved. Add a little more. Taste again.

And never forget the most important part: the tasting. Hit the link to read more.

What It Really Means to "Salt to Taste" | The Kitchn

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