Help me not have to eat a giant vat full of tasteless mush
January 3, 2010 3:41 PM Subscribe
Help me save this giant pot of soup I just made!
posted by Dormant Gorilla to food & drink (30 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So, I got a dutch oven for christmas and have been experimenting with making massive pots full of stuff. I just tried a recipe for lentil barley soup, and...it's mush. Just totally bland. There is a TON of it, at least six servings. It is currently sitting there on my stovetop, lurking, mocking me.
Here's what I put in-
Low-sodium chicken broth
a bit of tabasco
(This is what the recipe said to use- I got it from Epicurious.)
It tastes like nothing at all! Can anyone suggest something/things I can throw in to add some interesting flavor to it? It'd be an awful lot of food to waste, but I just can't see eating it as-is because right now it tastes like starchy mush with tabasco. Doesn't have to be vegetarian, and I have a pretty well-stocked pantry in terms of the Basic Elements of Food to use.
Thanks, everyone- my taste buds and food budget will appreciate any advice you've got!