IntroductionWe spend hours together in the kitchen in preparing meals for us, for our families and sometimes for our guests. Our preparation and everything seem perfect initially and we eagerly wait for our guests to arrive anytime and thus we keep food on simmer. We dip our finger or a spoon for a quick taste and then realize that we have gone too overboard with addition of salt. It may be because of our carelessness or mistake of loosened salt shakers or may be simply an error because of some wrong measures. Whatever may be the cause we feel that we have sailed open mouthed through a wave into the sea. If it is some other day, we might want to reconsider cooking it again. If it is a busy day or like said earlier we have cooked especially for guests and are expecting their arrival anytime then repeating everything in a haste almost seem impossible. Over salting may take a little extra efforts to rectify but still not impossible. We all have been there. There is no need to get paranoid and toss prepared food in garbage. There is no need for any meltdown, get confused, develop regret or panic. This is because simple tips and tricks can correct extra added salt and bring back original taste and aroma of dish.
What to do to correct over salting ?There is no reason to get disheartened and think that dish has been spoiled completely and now there is no way that it can be corrected. There are certain tips and tricks which if implemented patiently can create the magic and help us come out of the disappointing situation.
Following are the tips which immediately help to fix extra salty food-
ConclusionEven the most seasoned chefs can make the mistake of adding too much salt to a given dish and this is because it is a very common kitchen mishap. We cook our recipes with lots of love and efforts. However, when we add a little more salt to it then it becomes over salted and tastes horrible. If we do not panic then definitely we can get rid of that extra salt which we added and balance everything well. Too much salt completely changes taste of whole recipe. At that moment it just does not matter how well we have prepared our dish cause everything changes and the cause is over sprinkling of salt. Salt is a dominating ingredient. It not only masks the whole taste but even aroma of the prepared dish. Over sprinkling of salt is not a tragedy and there are tips and ways to salvage a recipe. Do not just throw away everything that is cooked. Simple tips and tricks if adopted in the kitchen can help us save our recipes and relish them. To know more such tips and tricks read What to do to immediately fix extra salty food: Part-2.
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The article deals with a very common matter the readers would have experienced in their daily life at least once or many times.
Excess salt in food is intolerable and can change the pleasure of eating a worse experience.This small matter has caused many a quarrel at homes.
Hence it is quite understandable that an article is made on the subject.
At our home we have made a precaution to keep the slat level low in t e foods. It is easy and better to add for the shortage rather than struggle with the excess salty taste.
One small trick we use at our home is to add a piece of raw potato in the dish in case when sample tasted we doubt excess salt. But adding water or the bulk ingredient is the best if known at the early stage itself.
In any recipe book or writing while every other ingredient is quantified in number of spoons or grams or ml, salt is given as 'to taste'. That shows how delicate and sensitive salt is.
A very nice article which is useful to every household to read and follow. Extra salt is a serious setback for a good cook. The salt which is available in the market have different strength and we should not get confused by changing the brands. Some have the habit of using only rock salt and that needs to be added more to every preparation whereas the branded salt need not be added more. But invariably we get confused and add more salt and thus the recipe go waste. Extra salt can be provided as an option while dining so that people can add it if they want.
It is indeed a very interesting article covering a host of remedies for diluting the excess salt in cooked food. A few remedies may lessen the salt content of the recipe already prepared. If the salt is fairly tolerable, we may add raw potatoes proportionate to the volume of the cooked recipe. Coconut paste may be added and the cooked recipe is to be boiled until it mixes well with the food. Addition of coriander leaves at the last moment would take care of excess salt and a tangy taste can be developed due to the presence of coriander in the recipe.
The best tip would be to be a little careful while adding salt. Addition of salt in the recipe is to be tasted each time we add the same so that we could avoid unpleasantness in the later stage.