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Tip of the Week

Thicken Soups and Sauces

To thicken soups or sauces, try one of the following methods:
  • Reduce the soup or sauce by cooking it longer. This will result in a thicker mixture with stronger flavor.

  • Add arrowroot, a tasteless powder available on the spice aisle. Arrowroot will thicken your dish, but does not perform well at high temperatures.

  • Add a mixture of cornstarch and water. While this thickens well, it can produce a chalky taste.

  • Add roux. Cook equal parts of butter and flour until the mixture reaches a golden brown color. Add the mixture to your soup or sauce for added richness and thickness.


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