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Suggestions on calming down heat in red sauce ?

Made a red sauce that is too spicy for my kids? How can I save it or use it?

asked by Lara 30 days ago

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Emma Laperruque
Emma Laperruque

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added 30 days ago

Hey Lara! Some cream or butter should tone down the spice.

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Lara
added 29 days ago

Should have added, but be dairy, gluten, egg, nut and soy free

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HalfPint
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added 29 days ago

I would make another batch of the sauce and dilute the spicy sauce.

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Smaug
added 29 days ago

Sugar will to a great extent counteract it, and the kids might approve, but I wouldn't really recommend it.

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Nancy
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added 29 days ago

Or cook some potatoes in the sauce.
Then remove and serve them to adults.
Then taste sauce and see If it is tamed enough forctge childrens taste.
The potatoes will (as in patates bravas) have absorbed some of the heat.

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boulangere
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added 29 days ago

Some olive oil will let the heat dissipate across your palate (and theirs) more readily, diminishing its perception.

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dkv
dkv
added 29 days ago

Try oat milk or, if you can find it, oat cream/yogurt. It will act like the dairy and neutralize the heat. Coconut yogurt might work too, but test it on a small batch to ensure you’re not making coconutty sauce!

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