By gathering the unburned part of your food and using additional ingredients to mask that "burnt" taste, you can transform your burnt food into a delightful meal. Tomato, Worcestershire sauce and other spices work great to hide any burnt flavors.
- Rescue the unaffected parts
If you burned the bottom of a soup or stew, carefully pour the unburned portion into a clean pot without disturbing the bottom. For other dishes, try to remove as much of the burnt portion as possible.
- Add masking ingredients
You can gradually add a small amount of sugar to soups or stews until the burnt taste is gone. Tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce or spices can often save slightly burnt meat.
- Transform the dish
If a cut of meat is partially burnt and cannot be rescued, consider chopping it up, removing the burnt portion and making it into a stir fry or pasta dish. Whole burnt pieces of food can often be cut into pieces and transformed into another dish.