The other day I posted about my Secret Tip #1 for Flavorful Sauces, Soups, Gravy…?. Today I am on to Tip #2.
Again, the five generally recognized tastes are Bitterness, Sourness, Sweetness, Saltiness, and Umami.
Today’s secret tip is lemon (or lime can work sometimes, too). Of course, lemon provides a bit of sourness. It also provides some freshness in things like meat gravies and soups that can be missing after you have cooked a dish for a while.
Start with a small amount (unless you want lemon flavored gravy), about 1/2 to 1 tsp of Lemon juice (fresh is best). Stir it in and then taste, if you still feel think the flavor could be improved add another 1/2 tsp until the flavor is what you want it to be.
It SHOULD NOT taste like lemon.
This tip has saved MANY dishes for me.
Let me know if you try it!
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