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Thursday Tip

I am sure we have all had this happen.  And I know my aunt just did because she texted me to ask what to do the other day! You make up a dressing or a marinade using a jalapeño (or other spicy pepper) only to find that the finished product is too spicy for your liking (or the liking of those you are preparing the meal for).  What can you possibly do?

These small green peppers can pack a punch, remove seeds and ribs to cool them down.

These small green peppers can pack a punch, remove seeds and ribs to cool them down.

You could start over, but sometimes you might have used 6-8 ingredients.

You could simply dilute the dressing by adding more oil, but then you have to adjust the other seasonings as well

Or, you could turn the dressing into a creamy dressing by adding some Greek yogurt.  That’s right, a few tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt will cool the mix right down.  You may need to add a little salt to the new end product, but on the whole this is a quick fix.

And if my aunt’s results are anywhere near the norm, then this is a great fix to keep in mind.

“It was delicious!  Actually, could have used a little more heat.”  Much like salt or water, you can always add a little more, but it is often tricky to figure out how to fix your recipe if you have added too much to start.

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This entry was posted on August 29, 2013 by in Peter Waterman's posts, Recipes, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , .
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