OMG CHEF! You added too much salt!!
Has this ever happened to you?
You thought you needed two tablespoons of salt and after taste testing you realize it’s too much? Don’t worry - this happens to the best of us (even my Chef!)
Well don’t throw anything out. Read over these tips and save your gourmet masterpiece!
Have lots of potatoes on hand!
If you’ve added too much salt, add a few pieces of raw potatoes. Keep on cooking as before until the potatoes are tender. This way they absorb the unwanted salt. Remove them from the soup and put them in your compost. They’ll be much too salty to save for anything. But your soup will be back to being delicious.
An alternate remedy to save your soup: mix two tablespoons of sour cream with three tablespoons of water thoroughly in a small bowl using a whisk. Add one ladle of your over-salted soup to the cream mixture. Near the end of your cooking time, add this sour cream mixture from your bowl to the soup pot, and cook for 1 - 2 extra minutes. This neutralizes the excess taste of the salt. It’s important to remember to add this at the end.
Finally there’s a really simple way to repair your over salted soup: Simple add more water and ingredients! So, yes, make a little more than you planned for. You’ll have some nice leftovers for the week. This is my Chef’s favorite idea because he loves to eat!
You know my Chef loves salads. He eats them once a day with dinner. So we use a lot of lettuce as you can imagine.
But you never know how fresh the lettuce you have (when you buy it from store) until it’s too late.
It’s always disappointing to waste good food. So here’s a tip to save that shriveled lettuce you thought was real fresh when you bought it.
You can refresh your lettuce if you wash it in cold water, place it in a plastic bag, and store it a few hours in your refrigerator. Of course, you’ll need to use it all immediately after that but you’ve saved your lettuce and a bit of money.
And I keep my Chef happy!
In the same way, you can restore the freshness of herbs.
I hope my tips have helped you!
With love - Monika!