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Substitute for pink salt aka prague powder #1 ?

SlavFlavBlav

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Hello

I plan to make pastrami next week but i can't find any pink curing salt, all i can find is white curing salt and morton tender quick.
Is there any subtitute for pink curing salt? Can i use white curing salt or morton tender quick for making pastrami? If so how much should i add?

Sorry for my bad english

Thank you
 

biteme7951

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1Tablespoon Tenderquik per pound, but I find you have to soak it after curing because of the salt content.

Barry.
 

daveomak

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"Pink Salt" is a generic name for salt containing 6.25% nitrite... Cure #1..... There are many trade names....

Below is a search on Amazon for Cure #1... it lists many trade names....
https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=cure#1

Morton's Tender quick contains 0.5% nitrite and 0.5% nitrate... The salt content you add to your meat is VERY much more adjustable using cure #1.... No need to soak extra salt from the meat...
 

biteme7951

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You really have to look at the ingredient list to know what you have. There are white curing salts (leggs) that have 6.25% nitrite and tenderquik (which is also referred to as a curing salt) that only has .5% nitrite & .5% nitrate. Only takes a second to check the label and know what you are dealing with

Barry.
 

SlavFlavBlav

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You really have to look at the ingredient list to know what you have. There are white curing salts (leggs) that have 6.25% nitrite and tenderquik (which is also referred to as a curing salt) that only has .5% nitrite & .5% nitrate. Only takes a second to check the label and know what you are dealing with

Barry.
Thank you, mister
 

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