- SweetPhyl Nov 23, 2006 01:59 PM
I started my turkey stock early this morning with a turkey neck, a couple of cloves of garlic, 2 sprigs of fresh thyme and a sprig of rosemary and salt. It tastes incredibly bitter...how do I fix it. It's beautifully clear and rich, just a bitter aftertaste.
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It's all about balance. You can't remove the bitter flavor. It came from one of your ingredients and is there now. But sweet will balance bitter. It's like a cup of coffee, you add sugar to cut the bitter coffee. The suggestion of carrot is good because they are loaded with sugar. You could whisk in some carrot juice or make a quick carrot puree. A simple syrup would work. I've rescued stocks with a squirt of corn syrup too (cheap trick, but it works in a pinch).