Can you substitute sea salt for kosher salt?
You may substitute fine sea salt in the same amount, but kosher salt, because it has larger grains, measures differently. You will need about 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt to get the same amount of "saltiness" is 1 teaspoon of fine salt.
Which is better for you kosher salt or sea salt?
The coarse texture is why kosher salt is better for distributing seasoning evenly than table salt. You could use sea salt instead of kosher salt, but sea salt is generally more expensive than coarse kosher salt, so it's best for finishing or smaller portions rather than seasoning large cuts of meat.
Why do chefs use kosher salt?
Kosher salt is often recommended by TV chefs because it has a less intense and more pure, salty taste and because it's easier to pick up the crystals and toss them into the pot! (By the way, kosher salt is so called because of its role in the process for preparing foods such as meats according to the Jewish tradition.
Which salt is healthiest?
The healthiest forms of sea salt are the least refined with no added preservatives (which can mean clumping in the fine variety). Pink Himalayan salt is touted by healthy home cooks as the ultimate mineral-rich seasoning, said to be the purest of the sea salt family.