How to Cool Down a Spicy Sausage Dish

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Keep the heat out by taking the seeds out.
Keep the heat out by taking the seeds out. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The aroma from your tantalizing dish gets your guest's mouth watering as he waits in anticipation for that first bite. But you're sweating bullets trying to figure out how to save your inedible entree. Knowing how to cool down your spicy sausage dish will help save the day. As you work in the kitchen, you want your food to make a lasting impression on your guests. That impression does not include burned taste buds. Follow a few simple steps to lessen the heat of your dish. Your guests will thank you.

Things You'll Need

  • Bread
  • Cilantro
  • Sugar
  • Pineapple
  • Rice
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Sour cream

Put more food in your dish. A way to cool down your spicy sausage dish is make more of it, minus the spicy ingredients. Adding pineapple to your meal will tone down the spiciness. The pineapple will disappear and the sweetness it has will keep your sausage meal cool. Replace pineapple with sugar to get the same effect. Add a few drops of lime juice is another option. Incorporating yogurt, milk or sour cream to a creamy spicy sausage dish will have a cooling effect, as well. To absorb too much spice, add some chopped potatoes.

Forget about the seeds. Many spicy recipes call for the use of hot peppers. When preparing your ingredients, take the seeds out of the peppers. This is an effective way to cool down your sausage dish, as much of the heat of the pepper is held in the seeds. Your meal will still have the delicious pepper flavor without the burning effects of the seeds.

Remove the spicy components. A tedious but effective way to cool down your spicy sausage dish is to pick out the spicy components. The task is time consuming but your guest will appreciate the extra time and effort you put into your sausage meal.

Tips & Warnings

  • When it is too late to take your dish back into the kitchen, offer your guest some cilantro to put over the spicy sausage. The herb helps to tame the spiciness. Serve your meal with rice or bread to help dilute the heat.

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