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Help!!!! Added too much pepper

I am making chicken soup and added way too much coarse ground pepper by mistake. Any advise aside from starting over

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  1. Do you have more chicken broth you can dilute it with?

    Other than that, I don't know any other solution.

    1. My mother used to add potato to soup that she found too salty and simmer, but I don't think that would work for pepper. What about sugar? That's often used to ofset fiery chili heat.

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      1. re: Anna B

        Potatos don't work for salt, either, I'm afraid.

      2. not sure if this will help but sometimes celery seems to make things taste a little bland if you use too much when you are cooking, so you might want to try simmering some finely diced celery in the soup for a while and see if that helps. I think it would also help if you used whole peppercorns when you are making the stock for the soup rather than ground pepper. easier to control the peppery taste and then you only have to strain them out.

        1. Add chicken and vegetables and lots of rice or barley?

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          1. re: lintygmom

            Add chicken and vegetables and lots of rice or barley?

            ^^^I think that may work^^^

            about the celery, celery is very overpowering ingredient so if you use it, I'd not chop it, I'd do whole stalks, if it's chopped you'd never be able to retrieve it out of there.

            we've all done over salting or over peppering, sorry if your meal is a bust :(

            1. re: iL Divo

              Agreed. I'd personally rather have way too much of almost anything other than celery, it takes over too readily.

              1. re: EWSflash

                yes it really does, it's very assertive.
                there's a rice dish I saw on PD's show.
                a lady was a visitor on the show and she made
                a rice dish which was odd so I paid attention.
                added to the dish was a stalk or two of celery
                then removed. the flavor added was subtle yet there.

          2. I added too much cayenne one time to a chili and the only thing that worked was cooking it down as much as possible, freezing half of it, and using the other half as a base for new soup. For me it turned out well - good luck!