How to remedy a bitter red sauce?
I made a large recipe of tomato and meat sauce in my slowcooker. The edges got quite brown and now my sauce tastes bitter. Suggestions for improving the flavor?
Alas, I am allergic to onions, so adding caramellized onion to sweeten it is not an option.
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I don't know if works for everyone, but it certainly helped the other day when my red sauce was too "kale-y" (bitter) for my liking.
I was also contemplating adding cooked puréed carrots, similar to the yam idea.
I have enough sauce in the freezer that I can try all your ideas. Thanks so much!
I sometimes have issues with garlic as well; ground Asafetida makes a good substitute.
A dash of honey
A pinch of kosher or sea salt (iodized table salt is quite bitter itself)
Molasses to taste
A tablespoon of sugar
Can you eat shallots? Leeks? If so - any of those sweated down might help
Stir in some baked sweet potato/yam
Mix in some ricotta
Good luck! Tell us what worked!