"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Soups, Stews & Casseroles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-22-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Too much pepper in my soup. Help!

I added too much pepper to a vegetable soup. Does anyone have tips on how to correct it?

__________________

__________________
ccampoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
oh dear!
I know that if you add potatoes to over-salted it helps, but.....

Only thing I can think of is strain the veggies & redo the broth :(
__________________

__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: joisey
Posts: 18,534
you can always add more water and veggies to thin the pepper flavor.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
beidh ar la linn.
wisdom is often in short supply within ones' ego.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkath
I know that if you add potatoes to over-salted it helps(
This is actually a food myth that has been proven to be incorrect. For a good read check out What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke.

HERE is an article which shows the scientific experiment that he conducted and the results he found. Very interesting stuff.

With salt, and I would say pepper or other spices as well, for the most part, the best way to reduce the amount without affecting the integrity of the dish is to make up another batch without the offending ingredient or at least a lot less of it. Then combine the two.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 8,355
GB is correct. Dilute the soup, or turn it into a stew, letting the added starch help mask the pepper. Or, make the soup a pepper flavored soup, like pepper-pot-soup.

Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- http://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2005, 12:50 PM   #6
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: USA,NewJersey
Posts: 403
Besides what's been already mentioned, cooking it longer might help. Pepper has volatile compounds that are driven off with prolonged cooking - which is why it's very important to adjust the seasoning at the end.

The veggies will go mushy and you'll lose other flavors, but the pepper note will be less pronounced.
__________________

__________________
scott123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grilled Steak with Roast Pepper Dressing/Weight Watchers Raine Health, Nutrition and Special Diets 0 02-14-2005 08:18 PM
Gingered Pork, Pineapple and Pepper Skewers/Weight watchers Raine Health, Nutrition and Special Diets 0 02-14-2005 08:15 PM
1,800 different pepper seeds!!! kleenex Vegetables 1 02-11-2005 04:43 PM
Chicken Manicotti with Red Pepper Sauce lyndalou Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 0 01-29-2005 12:09 PM
Vegetable Curry with Pepper and Cilantro Tadka Filus59602 Vegetables 0 10-18-2002 10:14 PM



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Cooking News & Tips Straight to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Cooking info to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]