sauce is too sweet

what do I add to sauce to take away some of the sweetness and give it some kick?

G. Archer


chef O. April 1, 2012
If you haven't put it on the food yet then I would toss and try again.
bigpan April 1, 2012
You can consider tossing half the sauce and re-adding more of the non-sweet ingredients. A bit of acid also helps, and some heat if you want. Unless it was originally intended to be a hot sauce, I would concentrate on the other ingredients rather than changing it to a hot sauce.
hardlikearmour April 1, 2012
Add something tart like vinegar or lemon juice. A vinegar based hot sauce or some cayenne for kick. You may also need to add more salt.
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