Sunday, August 25, 2013

What does Salt to taste mean?

What does Salt to taste mean?
Does it mean "add however much salt you want to suite your own taste" .
Salt reduces bitterness and amplifies other flavors in a dish. 
So add salt until you feel it begins to taste "a little sweet".
To taste" has always meant "To your own preference." 
Tasting the food becomes so important while cooking.
Does it just mean add as much salt as you feel like?
"Add salt to your personal taste", since everyone has a different tolerance for salt.
"Season to taste" means pretty much what it sounds like; add however much salt (and other spices) that you, personally, like the taste of. If you have a habit of eating a lot of salty foods, then you might want to add a little less than that, for the benefit of people.
If you use a lot of other spices, you won't need much salt.
The best thing to do is add a little, then taste, and repeat as many times as it takes to get the flavor you want.
Food with no salt will taste one-dimensional and flat. The flavors will not "pop". Add a little salt and the taste of a dish will start to both integrate and become more complex. Also with the perfect amount (differs by palette), the dish will just taste great.
If you happen to over salt then the dish will begin to give a sharp
So best cooking tip could be it's a lot easier to make something more salty than less, so add salt gradually and regularly.
This will help and lessens the likelihood of over salting all at once.
Most importantly salt doesn't just make stuff taste good.
So to sum up ... Salt to taste means exactly that. You add a bit, taste it and then repeat the process until you like the result.
Rule of thumb says it's best to err on the side of missing salt than the other way around, because at worst you'll have to use salt on the table to fix it, but at least it'll be edible.

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