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I prepared a pumpkin soup with the secondary ingredients being onions, ginger, garlic, cream, chilli, nutmeg, pumpkin seed oil, and sage. I accidentally added too much of the latter. I wish to neutralise this.
I found and tried the following so far:
General counteracting advice like diluting and adding more of (almost) everything else, both of which I do not wish to do.
Physically removing the sage, which are not applicable in my case since the sage was ground.
Adding sugar (or sweet ingredients). I did this to some extent, but perceived no effect. While the sweetness hasn’t spoiled the soup yet, I am afraid that adding more of it might.
This site recommends to add potatoes, which are claimed to soak up excess spices (in general). I am skeptical about this claim since I cannot find any other source corroborating this. Said source uses a very distancing language in this section. Moreover, if potatoes really suck up flavours in general, they may be of little use for me due to sucking up everything else.
By chance, I found that adding salt (or salty ingredients) reduces the effect, but only to a certain extent. Also, this comes with the downside of the soup being overly salty.
Are there any other ways or reasons to assume that my assessment of the above options is too pessimistic?