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  1. #1 All for the lack of a measuring spoon ... 
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    A one teaspoon size, to be exact, which I must have misplaced.

    Have friends from Canada arriving a week from today and was making a batch of chili to freeze and keep til then ...

    After all my preparation, ended up putting way too much crushed chili pepper in it (duh!)

    So looked up online, how to correct it. Tried the best correction I could find, and made it even worse!

    Am so frustrated with myself at the moment, I could scream! Am going to have a glass of wine, (yes at 10:00 o'clock) put the damn stuff in the fridge and forget about it for now!

    Aaaargh!



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    Oh, I've done that with too much salt in sauces. I feel for you.

    Is there any way to dilute it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Oh, I've done that with too much salt in sauces. I feel for you.

    Is there any way to dilute it?
    Yes ... there are half a dozen ways on:

    http://www.epicurious.com/expert-adv...-spicy-article

    I chose this one ..

    1. Cool down with dairy

    The capsaicin in chiles is what gives the peppers their burn. One of the best ways to counteract this chemical compound is by adding a dairy product: whole fat milk, heavy cream, yogurt, cheese, or sour cream. Even rich coconut milk can do the trick.
    So ... <== (sounds like a DU post, Ha! Ha!)

    I put in the sour cream, which worked too well, while also turning it an unappetizing creamy tomato soup color, put a bit more crushed chili in, and a drop too much of red food color trying to make it look better.

    And now have a delightful batch of poisonous-red colored ...

    But at least proper tasting chili. What a laugh ...

    And have decided to serve it anyway! They are good friends and won't care.

    (Aren't you glad you asked? Ha! Ha!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC View Post
    So ... <== (sounds like a DU post, Ha! Ha!)
    LOL!

    I put in the sour cream, which worked too well, and turned it an unappetizing creamy tomato soup color, put a bit more crushed chili in, and a drop too much of red food color trying to make it look better.

    And now have a delightful batch of poisonous red colored ...

    But at least proper tasting chili. What a laugh ...

    And have decided to serve it anyway! They are good friends and won't care.

    Let them go through a couple of bottles of wine first. Serve the chili like a large dip with crackers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post

    Serve the chili like a large dip with crackers.
    Large "dip" huh?

    You're right, I must be! See ya ~ Have a good weekend!



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