Cooking Tips: Too much salt! How to fix salty food

Added too much salt to your dish by adding it twice or being a little too heavy-handed with the salt container resulted in too much salt getting into your recipe...Worry not...Here are some easy ways to salvage the food you just prepared.

Fixing Salty Soup:
A lot of salt in the soup can result in it dominating all the other flavors not to mention the terrible taste of salt itself. To counter balance the taste of salt you can add sugar to the soup. Make sure you add small quantities of sugar to ensure you don't end up sweetening the soup too much. The next tip can also be very effectly applied here.

Fixing Salty Stew or Curry:
A salty curry can spoil the whole lunch or dinner. To fix this quickly peel some potatoes and slice them into rounds or cubes. Add these to the stew or curry to lighten the salt a little. The raw potatoes will absorb the salt as they cook briefly (until they look translucent) and then you can remove them (fish them out with a spoon). The remaining stew should be less salty. Another quick fix is to add finely chooped tomato (may not be suitable to use in all cases) to the stew and cooking for some time.

Fixing Salty Vegetables recipe or Dry Chicken or Other Meat recipe:Again, the same fix mentioned above applies if the veggies or chicken or other meat are in water or broth as for the stew. If they are steamed or stir-fried, you will probably need to start again, although you can try adding a little bit of lemon juice and mixing well. You could also try adding curd if approrpiate to the recipe to reduce the effect of salt.


  • Anonymous said:  

    i made some spagetti sauce and it was too salty,i read to use honey,i tried it and it worked

  • Lavern Owie said:  

    Nice information, this is really useful for me. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazrin Kauser said:  

    My lamb hd too much salt so tried adding the sugar... but i added too much sugar...:-(:-(:-(:-(..

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