The gravy for my brisket is too spicy! How can I bring it down a notch?

I added some left over marinara sauce before cooking because I thought I needed more liquid. That's probably the culprit.

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pierino
pierino September 28, 2011

Let me guess that this is a Rosh Hashana dish. The only things I can think of would make it totally un-kosher. I have no reason to be observant myself, but I do consider this stuff.

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Food odyssea September 28, 2011

Unkosher is fine with us. Bring it on

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Helen's All Night Diner September 28, 2011

You can try the potato trick: add a whole peeled potato & simmer in the gravy. Remove the potato before it begins to fall apart. Taste to see if it's still too spicy, if so, repeat.

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wssmom September 28, 2011

Sometimes simmering some cut up potato in the gravy can calm down a too-spicy sauce. You could also add some dairy and/or some sugar. You might have to readjust the seasonings, but another way to counterbalance the spicy marinara is to add a can of unseasoned pureed tomatoes.

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pierino
pierino September 28, 2011

If it's not to be a kosher thing I would try a scoop of sour cream. But. I never know what too spicy really means to people ...believe me I deal with this all the time.

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Esther Plume
Esther Plume September 29, 2011

I second the sour cream option if you're going unkosher... If you don't want the dairy, then I'd up the volume of gravy which would in turn lessen the volume of spice overall... Obviously this may up it to vast volumes of gravy! Some extra stock, a tin of toms, some other spices to complement the heat, and a bit of cornstarch to thicken if it's needed, and no one but us need know of the misadventure.

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