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Can Pink Salt Be Replaced By Other Curing Salts?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Can Pink Salt be replaced by Mortons Sugar Cure, Mortons Tender Quick or other curing salts?  Just curious about that.  If so is the substituion 1 for 1? 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

James

post #2 of 9
No, they can't be substituted 1 to 1, you must follow the directions for each cure.





~Martin
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply.


Edited by gretscher - 5/17/12 at 11:01am
post #4 of 9

What DDF said

 

You can however omit the pink salt and replace with MTQ but you will need to do some adjustments if your recipe has salt in it.

post #5 of 9
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for your help.  I scored some Pink Salt at a Chinese food warehouse. I did a search and on Chowhound someone said in Los Angeles there is a place called Canton Foods and they have Pink Salt.  I went in there and saw a big bag and was so excited to get some.

 

Anyone in the Los Angeles area who is reading this can buy yours here if you need some Pink Salt -

 

http://cantonfoodco.com/

 

I was going to make without it because I wanted to follow Alton Brown's recipe which excludes any nitrates and nitrites but I got scared after reading people's warning about making it without so I decided to include it.  His is very close to "Pop's" recipe at the SMF.  He adds Apple Cider though, 1/2 gallon and 1/2 gallon of water.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you for that link, it's very informative.  I booked marked it too.  

post #8 of 9

Can I ask if you were able to buy Cure #2 Salts at Canton?  My recipes calls for #2 and when I called they were unable to tell me if they had #1 or #2.  

Thanks!

Xochitl

post #9 of 9
he hasn't signed into the forums since August.. so likely you won't get an answer from him... Since you are new to the forums I don't know how much knowledge you have with using cures... but you do realize that cure #2 is used for dry during ??
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