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Old 12-04-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Salty Soup

My soup mix is too salty but otherwise good. Any hints on how to cut down the salt taste??

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Old 12-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Are you talking about a dry mix or something you made yourself?
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Alix is right. It would help greatly to know that, BUT something that is too salty can only be dealt with in one of two ways. Either it (the soup) is diluted with non-salty liquid and other reinforcing ingredients (more vegetables , grain or meat) are added, or the salty flavor can be partially masked by using other strong flavors, such as sweet or very savory (onion, garlic, etc.), but the salt is still present. I know that's not a lot of choices, but it's also another reason why... 1.) cooks constantly taste what it is they are making and adjusting their spices a little bit at a time as they go, 2.) many cooks don't use packaged mixes that contain salt, and 3.) leave final salting to the option of the person being served. I hope it turns out for you.
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I have had success with the old wives tale of a raw potato simmered in the mix for a while.
Others here will poo-poo this, but it worked for me, and my wife and best friend will back me up! :)
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:48 PM   #5
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I have had success with the old wives tale of a raw potato simmered in the mix for a while.
Others here will poo-poo this, but it worked for me, and my wife and best friend will back me up! :)
Poo-poo!
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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I have had success with the old wives tale of a raw potato simmered in the mix for a while.
Others here will poo-poo this, but it worked for me, and my wife and best friend will back me up! :)
I like to use a Kitchen sponge cut into 18 small cubes...Drop them into the soup for 3 minutes and remove...They work better than potato at absorbing a little liquid, and can be washed out and used again..The best part is they both leave the soup just as salty/sweet/hot, whatever, as before!
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:56 AM   #7
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"The best part is they both leave the soup just as salty/sweet/hot, whatever, as before!"
and that's a good thing because.....?
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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Notice the laughing smiley UB used Wyogal.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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"The best part is they both leave the soup just as salty/sweet/hot, whatever, as before!"
and that's a good thing because.....?
The point is Sponges and Potatoes work equally well at making a pot of soup/chili/whatever less salty/sweet/hot/etc. In other words they do nothing but absorb some liquid..The remaining liquid is just as salty/sweet/hot as it was before.....
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