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Mistook Sugar for Salt

Posted by Plates 
Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 10, 2019 03:06AM
In marinating two lamb shanks, realised that I added 1.5 tsp of sugar to the marinade instead of salt.

I am hoping this wont matter too much as long as I add some salt when I put it on too cook.

Any thoughts?
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 10, 2019 03:45AM
It will be fine. The only difference might be that if you are browning the shanks they will brown more quickly, so watch them and don't let them burn.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 10, 2019 03:52AM
thanks TPANDAV
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 10, 2019 08:40AM
If the sauce for the shanks is tomato based it'll probably improve the flavour, as long as you add the salt as well.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 10, 2019 08:57PM
Now after eating, theres definitely a difference when you marinade or rub meat with salt. The liquid tastes well seasoned, but the thickest part of the shank feels very under seasoned. Not a major disaster though, but have learned that caster sugar looks like salt to me.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 11, 2019 02:01AM
I once made a Madeira cake with salt instead of caster sugar. You can imagine how edible that was.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 11, 2019 03:57AM
Thats funny.....really thought I had nailed the difference between salt and sugar.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 11, 2019 05:11AM
My sister once made a cake for the oldies in her nursing home, except she mistook the t for a T, and added 2 tablespoons of bicarb. Yeah, not so tasty.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 11, 2019 09:14PM
It might have cured any wind problems, Griz.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 11, 2019 09:21PM
They could have swallowed some vinegar and been fizzing from all orifices!!
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 15, 2019 09:13PM
Irene that really made me chuckle.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
February 19, 2019 04:53AM
I had to chuckle too. I tried to thicken a big pot of mushrooms once with icing sugar instead of cornflour. Wondered why they weren't thickening until I had a taste. Not the best.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2019 04:55AM by Lyn V.
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
March 08, 2019 02:12AM
It sure as heck isn't going to happen if you are moving in slow motion
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
March 12, 2019 12:28AM
Im glad it was only 1.5 teaspoon - I find some things you buys are way to sweet especially sauces. Im more a savoury person so really do notice the sweet taste in savoury things. Saying that though I do second adding sugar or honey to tomato based sauces, it really does enhance the taste of the tomatoes - like they used to taste like!

On that note - I did try to make custard with cornstarch - it tasted disgusting! LOL I think I need to go to spec savers.
Vanessa
Re: Mistook Sugar for Salt
March 21, 2019 07:57PM
My mother once made a beautiful looking pavlova. She never lived it down as unfortunately she used salt instead of sugar! That was quite a few years ago - I would never have enough salt in the house these days to make a pavlova.
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