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Jan 30, 2012 06:47 AM

Save My Soup! Please!

I was making roasted pumpkin soup. I have roasted pumpkin, onion and garlic. Then blended them with some vegetable stock and put to simmer. At this stage I usually add some cream, a dash of honey/maple syrup, herbs and a small pinch of ground chili. But today accidentally I've added more than pinch and now the heat can be felt rather boldly. Is there any way I can reduce the kick? My soup is simmering on the stove right now.

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  1. Make more soup without the chili and combine.

    If you can't do that, add some more cream and honey (or maple syrup).

    2 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      and/or stretch it with a steamed mashed potato or carrots that you blend in. (assuming all the pumpkin is already in there.)

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Yes, that worked. Thanks :D I don't know what's wrong without my fingers today. I now posted my comment without finishing it. I added more cream and honey and now it works better. Didn't have more pumpkin or carrot. Didn't want potato in my soup. The heat is still there but now it's palatable. Thanks.