Saltpetre

The brine should first be brought to the boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Then the liquid should be cooled com- pletely before using. nitrate, is a white, salty substance used with salt in the pickling and preserving of meat. It is mainly added because it brings out the colour of dark meat. Only small quantities should be used, however, since it does tend to toughen meat.

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