You’ve spent hours cooking in the kitchen, or maybe just a few minutes but then you noticed that the dish you put your heart and soul into is far TOO SALTY.
Don’t worry, there is always a solution to fixing your hard work. Just use these simple tips to bring life back to your dish.
Over Seasoning Your Dish?
1. Dilute it
If your liquid-based dish has over boiled or you just sprinkle a bit too much salt, no worries. Just add water to dilute the dish. The water will reduce the saltiness so just make sure to keep an eye on it to not let it over boil again.
For flours or dredge mix that is ready for frying, it’s an easy fix by adding more neutral flour to correct the saltiness. Adding milk to water to the batter will also help reduce the saltiness.
A tip to test if your flour mix is perfectly seasoned would be to fry off a little piece and try it before adding whatever meat or vegetables you are planning to fry.
2. Bulk it
When adding water is not enough, it’s always an option to add more ingredients to bulk up the dish. Adding more vegetables to your stew or more potatoes to your curry will reduce the saltiness.
3. Add Acid
One of the wonders that increases the appetite of food would be acid. Yes, sourness is very important to make people salivate.
Adding acid such as lemon or lime juice will balance the saltiness of a dish.
Over Spiced Your Dish?
4. Add Fat
Yes, you have read it right. Adding fat such as oils, milk, or cream products can significantly take away the spice of a dish.
The fat in the proteins will coat the tongue to protect it from spiciness.
5. Add Some Sweetness
Balance a spicy dish with something sweet. If there is too much chili added, just balance it with some honey or sugar.
Under Seasoning Your Dish?
We have covered over seasoning and how to save the dish from that but what about under seasoning? Well, the great thing is that it’s always easier to add than to take away.
Just add a little bit more seasoning as you taste. It is also good to use measuring spoons to help you remember how much seasoning to put in the next time you cook a similar dish.
Always remember when it comes to seasoning food, the seasoning triangle is very important.
Something sour, something sweet, and something umami. Always balance among these 3 flavour profiles and your cooking will always be top-notch.
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