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How To Remove Burned Taste From Soup

How To Remove Burned Taste From Soup? Every time I catch a cold, I can't really do without a warm bowl of soup. Most of the days, I manage to make the perfect bowl of soup. But sometimes, I forget what is on the stove and manage to burn the soup so bad that even my neighbor's dog won't drink. Just kidding. I don't feed burnt soup to dogs. I love dogs. In other words, some days are good soup days and some days are just plain bad soup days. Burnt soup can happen even to the best of us. But then again, there are ways to salvage the soup by removing the burned taste. Yes, you guessed it. This post is going to be about how to remove burned taste from the soup.


  1. If the soup is burnt beyond recognition. Start all over again. That is the thumb rule of all soup makers.

  2. When there is a burnt smell coming from your kitchen. Run! Run and remove the pan from the heat. Do not stir. Do not scrap the burnt stuff sticking to the bottom of the pan. And for heaven sake, remove the blackened pieces floating on top.

  3. Place the soup pan on cold running water to prevent further cooking.

  4. Taste the soup but don't burn your tongue. If the soup is mildly burnt, you can remove the burned taste. If the soup is really bitter; read step no.1.

  5. Now, transfer the soup into another pan. You can pour through a filter to prevent the blackened bits getting transferred to the new bowl. Remember to transfer only the top layer of the soup.

  6. Add some of the original soup base. It could be a vegetable broth, or meat broth, or tomato sauce or just plain water. This will dilute the soup and reduce the burnt taste.

  7. Adding strong seasoning like curry powder or mustard powder will help remove the burned taste. You can also add soy sauce, peanut butter or apple cider vinegar. But one has to be astute enough to add the additive that goes well with original soup. If you are not very confident about salvaging the soup by removing the burned taste; start again. Make fresh soup.


Bueno provecho! Yeah, but not if you have burnt soup on your table though. LOL!


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How To Remove Burned Taste From Soup