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southernbelly Feb 2, 2011 10:49 AM

I accidentally added one tsp of paprika to a crock pot chicken curry recipe that didnt call for any at all. Is my dish runied?

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    southernbelly Feb 3, 2011 07:51 AM

    It turned out fine! lovely red color and delicious!

    1. JungMann Feb 2, 2011 11:19 AM

      1 tsp. added to an entire crock pot of food will minimally impact your final results. If anything it might just add a little color.

      1. muscles_marinara Feb 2, 2011 11:15 AM

        1 tsp? Unless you're making 1/2 cup of chicken curry, you're not even goin to notice.

        1. paulj Feb 2, 2011 11:09 AM

          What does your paprika taste like? Some types add more color than flavor.

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          1. re: paulj
            southernbelly Feb 2, 2011 11:30 AM

            It doesnt taste like much really. Its not a delish smoked or hungarian or anything. Which I'm actually grateful for.

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            magiesmom Feb 2, 2011 10:53 AM


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            1. re: magiesmom
              LiveRock Feb 2, 2011 11:07 AM

              I agree. Better paprika than cayenne! Your dish may taste a little off but who knows, could be better!

              1. re: LiveRock
                southernbelly Feb 2, 2011 11:10 AM

                Oh I know! I dont keep cayenne in the same part of the cupboard for that very reason.

                Well I THINK paprika is made from red bell peppers, so it might just add that taste to the dish, I know it is a very mild spice, I just want to be able to tast the curry part!

                1. re: southernbelly
                  paulj Feb 2, 2011 11:15 AM

                  Ground chilies of various heat levels are widely used in Indian cooking. Some are quite hot, but mild paprika also is used, especially if they want a reddish color, as opposed to the yellow of turmeric. Remember that curry powder is a mix of spices, and isn't standardized. In fact some curry pastes (as opposed to the grocery store yellow powder) have paprika in the mix.

                  1. re: paulj
                    southernbelly Feb 2, 2011 11:32 AM

                    Yes! And thanks for the heads up, i just surreptitiously opened and sniffed a few of the powders until I liked the smell of one!

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