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Too Much Thyme in my Soup

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Shann Feb 7, 2011 03:50 AM

Not on my hands. I was putting a half teaspoon of thyme into my chicken noodle soup and instead of carefully measuring it out I was tapping in a bit from the jar and added too much. Now my soup has a strong thyme taste (not inedible, just a little overwhelming). What should I do? I can probably add quite a bit of stock, since its pretty "thick" for soup. Is that the best way to do it?.

  1. monavano Feb 7, 2011 04:48 AM

    Thyme is a somewhat hearty herb, and probably won't exactly lose it's potency with cooking over time (like fine herbs), so I vote for adding more stock to dilute.

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      Shann Feb 7, 2011 08:16 AM

      Thanks. That probably will work okay, because I think I didn't use enough stock to begin with.

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        scunge Feb 7, 2011 02:31 PM

        Add more stock /wine or even water and root vegatable I have bought a pretty good boxed vegetable stock ( I forgot who makes it ).I have a bad habit of adding too much spice right from the bottle V8 may work if you want the color.

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      magiesmom Feb 7, 2011 03:08 PM

      yes!

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