SOS (Save Our Stew)

February 6, 2009 | By | Comments (1)

Reader Question:
How do I save my beef stew? I used bouillon without realizing
how salty it would be. — Annie

The TK Says: There are a couple of options. You can add
more of the low-sodium ingredients, such as broth, tomatoes, vegetables, or
water. You could also freeze your salty stew in several small batches. The next
time you prepare your stew recipe, add a batch of the salty version to the
recipe and it will season the entire pot of stew.

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  1. Scott

    Peel some potatoes and cut into large chunks. Add them and simmer for a while. They will absorb some of the salt. Remove and discard them. I’ve done this before with gravy that was too salty and it helped a lot, although didn’t completely fix the problem.

    March 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

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