Whether your hand slipped or you misread the recipe, too much salt is usually the first critique of food that might otherwise be fantastic. Few tastes are more unpalatable than too much salt in a dish, and it's also really unhealthy. For this reason, you should add a little salt as you go along, tasting after every addition, because you can always add it, but taking it away is harder. Too late? The best way to repair your food is to double or triple the recipe—but omit any extra salt!