Hacks to Remove Extra Spice From Foods

Soften spice with dairy, citrus, sugar, or dilution in cooking. Watch our video to find out more!

Until now, we saw how excess salt can be balanced. If you have missed the video please click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPH5JTSGw0

Today, let us look at spice.  

1. Add Dairy

There's a lot of hype about using milk to help provide relief from spicy foods, and for a good reason. 

If your dish is too spicy, try adding heavy cream, yogurt, sour cream or butter to help mellow it out.

2. Use Citrus Fruits 

Capsaicin (a molecule found in chillies) is an alkaline molecule, so pairing it with something acidic like Lemon juice or vinegar can help neutralize some of the heat. Dairy products are also acidic. 

3. Sprinkle Sugar 

Sugar is yet another kitchen's important item that can help a dish that is a little too hot. Sprinkle in some granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup to get the desired effect and flavor.

4. Dilute It

Another simple way to temper something spicy is to dilute it. This can be done by adding more of the non-spicy ingredients to a dish.