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Added mint by accident!

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Frazzled13 Sun 25-Oct-20 14:59:01

Was just making a bolognese and picked up the wrong herb jar and added mint instead of basil confused
Is it going to be horrible? Can anything counteract the flavour? (I hate mint in anything that isn’t toothpaste, I don’t know why we had an open jar of it).
I’ve basically added more of everything to try to just overpower the flavour, so more wine, big dollop of tomato purée, some garlic powder (it already has crushed garlic in it). Any other secret tricks that will help?

(I know it’s not the end of the world, it’s just it’s a big bolognese and will do us for three days so I don’t want a horrible minty flavour to ruin it!)

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PeaPeaEeByGum Sun 25-Oct-20 15:01:36

Might be a bit moussaka ish?

slipperywhensparticus Sun 25-Oct-20 15:03:30

Taste it and see

Frazzled13 Sun 25-Oct-20 15:06:41

slipperywhensparticus

Taste it and see

Ha, yes I have of course! It tastes..odd. Not overly minty but like the flavours just do not work together at all.

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LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Sun 25-Oct-20 15:10:48

Try cooking it out for longer than you normally would do, keep adding liquid.

I know if you put too much chilli in things sticking a potato in can absorb some of the flavour - try that?? Or some milk? I totally sympathise, I hate mint!

ODFOx Sun 25-Oct-20 15:11:54

Add cumin, a pinch of cinnamon, a tin of chickpeas. Add chopped dates, figs or apricots if you have some.
Serve with couscous instead of pasta.

slipperywhensparticus Sun 25-Oct-20 19:43:31

Sorry I meant to come back and say cook it for longer most herbs die a death if you cook for longer

Its a bit late now though confused

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