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#1 Sun 15 Apr 12 3:27pm

sharonrich

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Member since Sun 15 Apr 12

Tastes way too salty

Hi,
I have just made a rocket pesto to go with bass, with anchovies. It is too salty.
Does anyone know how I could try and balance this out a bit please?
Thanks

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#2 Sun 15 Apr 12 3:51pm

Pakman

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Re: Tastes way too salty

More rocket?

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#3 Sun 15 Apr 12 3:56pm

Kye

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Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: Tastes way too salty

Try adding something sweet and/or lemon juice.

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#4 Sun 15 Apr 12 4:16pm

minerva

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From Living in the Wild Woods
Member since Wed 16 Jan 08

Re: Tastes way too salty

It will be the amount of anchovy that you have used...........if you add (in total) twice the other ingredients, it will become a sauce that is 1/2 as salty.

The upside to this is that you would have enough pesto remaining to make another meal.

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#5 Sun 15 Apr 12 4:30pm

Grandmadamada

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Member since Fri 19 Nov 10

Re: Tastes way too salty

what about adding a boiled mashed potato wink  think

Last edited by Grand_Ma (Sun 15 Apr 12 4:30pm)

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#6 Sun 15 Apr 12 4:34pm

Kye

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Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: Tastes way too salty

Grand_Ma wrote:

what about adding a boiled mashed potato wink  think

Mada, that works when the sauce can be simmered...not when it is cold smile

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#7 Sun 15 Apr 12 5:39pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: Tastes way too salty

were the anchovies salted ones shocked

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#8 Sun 15 Apr 12 5:47pm

mark's kitchen

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Occupation Head cook, Mark's Kitchen & Smokin' BBQ
From santa rosa,california,usa
Member since Mon 21 Jun 04

Re: Tastes way too salty

Add sweet to reduce salty taste. Better to not add so much salty taste to begin with.
Let us know what your choice was.
Mark

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