Its too hot!!

Made some Jambalaya the other night, tastes great but went a little heavy with the cayenne pepper. Does anyone know of a way to get some of the spicy hotness out?



The best kept secret to improve any food’s overly hot spiceness comes from an idea from Emeril Lagasse’s that I use. If you’re making a huge batch like I do, heat in microwave for one minute or on the stove, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, once its hot, stir in two tablespoons of sugar (or honey) and dissolve. Add it to the food and its wonderful. If you get it a hair too sweet, add salt or just a dash of lemon juice. The mixture is called “gastrique” (gastreek), works wonder in any tomato based sauce.

Or try adding some non flavored yogurt or sour cream. Add a little at a time until it tastes right to you.

Hope this helps. My family likes spicy foods too and I have been in your shoes many times. Have used the above methods depending on what needed fixing and they work for me…


Thank you so much, you have just saved the day!