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Chilli issue?

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Hello, I have a question about chilli. I made a large quantity of chilli and towards the end of the process a small part of the bottom burnt. This buning sent a smoke/char flavor through the chilli. Is there any way I can nuturalize this flavor?
Thank you, JT
asked Sep 28, 2012 in Cooking by anonymous

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The main answer is no -- it will always taste burnt. Some people suggest adding other spices to "mask" the smoky flavor in burnt soups, but I'm not so sure how those will work for chili -- the taste combo may be a little weird.

The spices recommended are curry, a combo of cumin and cinnamon, smoked paprika or cayenne. Another suggestion was Liquid Smoke, which might work OK with a chili, or even peanut butter.

If you have any of those "solutions" on hand, why not try them in small bowls of the chili? Maybe you'll find something that works for you.
answered Sep 28, 2012 by SouthernGirl Inquisitive Expert (10,360 points)
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You might possibly salvage the chili if you removed the chili from the pot without stirring the bottom and released or stirring it into the chili.Also if there is still the smell, you might put some potatoes in the chili. They will take too much salt out. It might help with the chili. Course you probably need to remove the potatoes after cooking and add some more spices to the chili because the potatoes might remove spicy too.
answered Sep 29, 2012 by anonymous


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