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Too much chilli

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by angiebabe, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    I've just made beetroot soup - fresh organic beetroot no less (see reduced veggies thread). I threw in remnants of onion, red pepper, asparagus and 1/4 of chopped chilli. Alas, whilst it is delicious it has way too much chilli in it. Don't get me wrong I love hot stuff but I really feel that it would be even better if it wasn't burning my tongue so much! I know I let it reduce too much (forgot it was on the hob) but I'm guessing just adding water will not reduce the hotness.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Adding water is likely to thin your delicious soup - and not weaken the chilli kick noticeably!
    Do you have some plain joghurt handy? You could stir some of this into the soup and it should calm it down a little. (I've used this to lessen the heat of a curry).
    Or maybe add some tinned tomatoes? Possibly some grated apple? Both of these would add a slight sweetness to offset the chilli.
     
  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Add a potato cut into chunks, you can discard the potato after cooking for about 30 mins, but it should absorb the chilli. Or add cream or yoghourt to the soup.
     
  4. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Thank you both. Don't possess yoghurt but will possibly try the potatoe.
     
  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Coconut cream will help ease the heat.
     
  6. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Bought a small tub of yoghurt and used that today. It worked but I had to eat the soup with my eyes closed because it looked mingin [​IMG]
     

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