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Kosher Salt [Ireland]

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I just moved to Dublin from California and I'm having the hardest time finding kosher salt in any store here. So far all I have been able to find is fine grain table salt or really coarse sea salt.

I found it on Amazon UK, but I'd rather not have to pay in pounds or have to pay for that shipping cost/duty if there is any. Does anyone know where I could find kosher salt in Dublin or an Irish suppliers website to mail order it from?

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I suspect you may need to find a company importing American goods. Kosher salt is not generally available in the UK and I suspect the same will apply to other European countries.

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No - apparently it's a larger grain than table salt and smaller than sea salt. And doesnt have iodine in it - which, Google tells me, is present in some American table salts. I have no idea whether Irish (or UK) table salt contains iodine, or whether it matters.

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No - apparently it's a larger grain than table salt and smaller than sea salt. And doesnt have iodine in it - which, Google tells me, is present in some American table salts. I have no idea whether Irish (or UK) table salt contains iodine, or whether it matters.

Fair enough, not sure what difference iodine would make either, other than helping prevent idoine-131 absorption after exposure to a nuclear meltdown?

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I'm looking for a textual equivalent and grain size which is something between table salt and sea salt. The table salt here is ultra fine. I'll keep an eye out for maldon salt.

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I'll keep an eye out for maldon salt.

Maldon is sea salt

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I agree with you about crushing larger grains to get the size you want. Just dont use that for soup.!

my point about the sea was just to remind some that "Sea Salt" is currently over fluffed, etc. Texture on the other had just before eating, is not.

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I am a big fan of Alton Brown and 'Good Eats'. He recommends Kosher Salt but living in the UK have not been able to find it. The closest i have found is maldon salt as above. I do not know its availability in Ireland though. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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Still haven't been able to find it anywhere. A local grocery store is looking into stocking it, but it has yet to appear on the shelves.

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Maldon Salt is widely available in Ireland. I can even buy it in the wild lands of China.

"Kosher salt" is the anomaly. It is an American thing - almost unheard of outside of the US.

BTW. It has nothing to do with being kosher. All salt is kosher, as far as I know.


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its used for kosher-ing, as its coarse. hence the name.

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Yes. I know.

So "koshering salt" would be a lot more accurate.

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Yep, Maldon is available virtually everywhere in Dublin (most supermarkets would have it, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see it at a petrol station!) and specialist shops may have a few other options. Try Fallon & Byrne, for example: http://www.fallonandbyrne.com/, or if you're near any of the increasingly ubiquitous Avoca shops, you'll get some there.

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if there is a Jewish Synagog near by, see if there are Kosher butchers and ask what they use. Im sure its not going to be a fancy sea salt.


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I'd love to be a fly on a wall when you turn up at a Dublin synagogue (do they have non-Jewish synagogues?) asking about salt! Two days before Bloomsday.

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Yes, Maldon sea salt is widely available. However, I cannot find Kosher salt or an equivalent as of yet...in terms of texture.

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Ah. Well we've definitely had non-Maldon, non-table salt in the house, so I'll keep an eye out. Try Fallon and Byrne anyway.

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I am not sure what size grain kosher salt has but Italian shops sell sea salt coarse and fine. And cheap. So you could try the café Campo dei Fiori in Bray, or Little Italy off north King street. Terroirs in Donnybrook used to sell grey French salt, some fine, some gros. If you cannot find the grain size you want why not grind your own?

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