Sometimes we go a little overboard when we’re cooking. If your spicy dish is bringing too much heat, a little acid can help cut through it.
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It’s hard to tell how much spicy is too much sometimes, but it doesn’t have to mean your dish is ruined. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, Andrea Lynn at the food blog Serious Eats suggests you add acid to your dish however you can.
You can use different types of vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, or whatever other acids you might have around. Just make sure that it doesn’t change the flavours you’ve already created too much. You can also add some sweetness or dairy if you have that around, and carrots or potatoes can help absorb some of the spice too.
What to Do When You Add Too Much Spice [Serious Eats]