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I made my mexican style soup too spicy... What should I do? I don't want to dilute with more stock.

asked by Meagan almost 3 years ago

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Susan W

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added almost 3 years ago

Unfortunately, there's no magic cure. I have done it so many times. I love heat, but there's a point where the flavors disappear behind the heat. You can make a half batch with no spice and add it. A pain, I know.

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added almost 3 years ago

I would maybe think about what you want to serve it with... acidity (lime, lemon, orange) and milk products/ something with a creamy factor and fat, can really help cut through the heat.

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Pegeen

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added almost 3 years ago

You have to dilute it.

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added almost 3 years ago

Could you add ingredients -- like black beans or corn -- which aren't spicy? doing that won't be quite as effective as adding stock, but that could help.

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added almost 3 years ago

I would try to add more stock - and then some lime juice. You can always freeze the extra.

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added almost 3 years ago

You can chop up lots of potatoes or add raw rice to soak up some spice.

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added almost 3 years ago

The only thing I've ever had any luck with is making a whole batch with no spice and combining. Luckily soups freeze well, and make great gifts!

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