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How to Beat the Heat of Spicy Dishes

How to Beat the Heat of Spicy Dishes

Sprinkled too much chili powder or cayenne pepper? This is another cooking hack for balancing too-spicy dishes. Read on, Foodies!

Add a dose of acid.

Lemon or lime is one of the most versatile kinds of acid that suits most flavors. Other suggestions: vinegar, pineapple bits, and tomato juice or sauce.

Throw in some veggies.

Sweet-flavored veggies like chopped carrots or potatoes help beat too much heat. The sugar and spongy texture absorb the spicy flavors.

Go nuts.

This is good news for you, nut-loving Foodies! Turn down the heat of your chili-packed dish with peanut butter, almond butter, or sesame seed paste.

Sweeten it up.

Go for something sweet to turn your spicy dish upside-down. Just add a teaspoon of sugar, honey, or banana catsup!

Bring in the broth.

If your dish doesn’t need a thick texture, then neutralize it with a generous amount of broth.

Mix a bit of milk.

Milk is not just for your cookies and pasta dishes! Dairy products can also tone down the spice of certain dishes. If you got some extra milk in the fridge, pour a tablespoon of it into your pan. Other suggestions: yogurt (Greek yogurt if you want a healthy option), sour cream, coconut milk, or even a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese!

Don't panic if it's too spicy, this list from RecipeTV is ready to save you. Happy cooking, Foodies!

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