Cooking with Salt

Plain and simple, salt makes everything better. Here are 5 techniques for making the most of this gift from the sea.

Zesty Shrimp Salad
Photographer Iain Bagwell

Method: Pickling

Pickling is an old method for preserving food in a brine or vinegar solution. In our Zesty Shrimp Salad, we've adapted the brine to be more like a highly flavored marinade; true pickled shrimp would be too strong to eat without rinsing first. This mariade preserves the food for just three to five days, instead of months, but it makes a tasty appetizer that's not too salty. Placing the shrimp in the marinade while they're still hot allows the flavor to penetrate.

Recipe: Zesty Shrimp Salad

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