June 26, 2009, Newsletter Issue #426: Scorched and Burned Soups

Tip of the Week

When you are cooking a soup that begins to burn and scorch, it is very hard to save the meal.

There is a way to attempt to save the soup, however. Take these steps immediately after you notice that scorching has begun.

(1) Put the bottom of your cooking pan into cold water. You need to stop further scorching from occurring.

(2) Transfer the soup into another container making sure that the part that is burned to the bottom of the first pan does not transfer with the "good" part of the soup.

(3) Taste the soup to make sure there isn't a burned flavor. If there is, you can either serve it as it is, add heavy spices to try to cover the scorched taste, or cut your losses and serve something else.

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