"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Soups, Stews & Casseroles > Stews
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
Stew came out too sweet?

ok made this wonderful stew before and made it again, it calls for a decent amount of red wine. The 2nd time I made it the other day, I had to use half red and half wine. It wasn't the same red wine as before either. I don't remember what I used. It came out very sweet. For heating up leftovers is there anything I can do to take the sweetness away. It was kind of a little too sweet. Strange too because the first time, it thickened up after simmering it for a long time, this time it stayed thin.

__________________

__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
meant half red and half white
__________________

__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Selkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,796
Short of making a second batch without the wine in order to dilute it (which in most cases is a dumb and impractical suggestion), there just isn't much of anything that can be done. Sweet, salty and sour are very tough mistakes to mask or fix. The expense is chalked up to experience.

It also helps to have a backup handy, such as frozen boneless chicken breasts that can be thawed and cooked in just a few minutes.
__________________
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
Selkie 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



» 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

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- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.