Help from all you chefs!! SALT HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by smom1976, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Help I am in the middle of making dinner pork cut up in small pieces and a really good brown sauce made from stuff in the fridge... It tastes like an expensive well done renderded down wine sauce only problem

    TO SALTY... I made it with some asian sauses.. salty to begin with.. didnt add salt but it is salty..

    I have 4 cups rice started in the cooker hoping that will cut it a bit

    but is there anything else I can do to make it taste less salty??

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Can you thin it with water and add in some Wondra? Would it ruin the sauce? I usually do that when I forget the salt pours.... HAHAHA! Wondra is gravy flour - finely sifted.
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Only way I know to cut salt is to add cubed potatoes in it, then remove them after they have cooked a bit. Not sure if it will help if the sauce is thick however.
  4. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    it has hardly ever worked for me, so i dont know why i am suggesting it to you, but my grandma swore by adding sugar to make it less salty. go very little at a time. like 1/8 teaspoon at a time, if you are brave enough to try. usually it is salty, and sweet and weird. but i guess you could try.

  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Some unsalted chicken stock would help if it would not thin your sauce too much. If it does then maybe try some corn starch disolved in a tiny bit of water to thicken it back up. Good Luck, sounds yummy! [​IMG]

    Edited to say Willowcol is right though, I forgot about the raw potatos, it does help.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  6. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I cubed 4 red potatoes.. they are in the pot. (20 min left) hope it helps some..

    I already added about 1/4 cup sugar.. didnt work.

    dont have any wondra.. so cant really do that one..

    I also added a can of mushrooms...
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  7. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Maybe add some water and then a slurry of cornstarch and cold water to thicken it back up?...

  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Put some sauce over the unsalted rice and taste it before you do anything else. Rice can often help take down the salty taste.

    Other wise cut it in half, add back water, and thicken with cornstarch.
  9. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    If you just used Asian sauces as the base for your sauce, the rice should take down the saltiness.

  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:You need to get some wondra to keep in the cupboard. It used to be such a pain to make gravy, but with that stuff you don't even need a whisk.

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