I over-spiced a sweet potato soup. I put way too much cinnamon, ginger, paprika and coriander. I tried adding rice, but I'm wondering add cayenne?

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MMH November 29, 2017
I agree with the dairy suggestion. The other thing I've found is that letting something like that sit over night changes everything.
 
lloreen November 25, 2017
A can of coconut milk might help. You could also counterbalance sweetness with acid. Try lemon or lime juice.
 
Marie F. November 25, 2017
I would start over.
 

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Fiona M. November 25, 2017
Add a dairy, sour cream or buttermilk to tone down the spice flavor.
 
Annie November 25, 2017
Generally the remedy for over-spicing is not to compensate with other spices, but to add something suitably bland to balance the flavor. Do you have more vegetable stock? If not, add water. Ideally you'll could also add more pureed sweet potato, but don't worry if you don't have it on hand--I'd rather eat a thinner soup that's perfectly spiced.
 
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