Thursday, January 25, 2007

Recipe Rescue



OVERSEASONING SAVVY
If you've been a bit heavy-handed with the spice, sugar or salt, I've got a few hints for saving your dishes.

Too salty? Don't reach for a raw potato-it's a kitchen myth that it calms dishes that are too salty. Instead, I use a bit of sugar or maple syrup.

To sweet? Acidic items, such as lemon or vinegar, tend to cut down on bothe too-salty and too- sweet dishes. I've also found that for savory dishes, adding a dash of cayenne helps cut down the sugar.

Too spicy? Add something with a little fat such as butter, or something sweet such as peanut butter or honey.

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