Although not foolproof, there are ways to fix over salted dishes. The easiest is to add more of something. If you’re making a soup, add more water or broth (although be careful using seasoned broth.) You can try to balance out the salt by adding a bit of sugar, milk or cream, or an acid like vinegar or lemon juice.
Which will work best depends on the dish. If you’ve simply gone way overboard in salting, it may not be fixable without making another, unsalted batch of the dish and combining them. Remember, go with less and add more. An under seasoned dish can still be eaten, whereas you probably won’t be able to eat something way too salty without being reminded in every bite that’s its over salted.
- Chef Carl Fazio