More often than not, we go for a squeeze or two of fresh lemon. Acids brighten up muddy flavors, and we like the clean taste of lemons over vinegar.
If it doesn't seem like lemon juice is quite right for the job, we turn to another old friend: Tabasco. We've extolled the virtues of this product before, and it's all still true - Tabasco's balance of acid, heat, and salt is often just what our dish needs.
High-end chef or home cook, we're curious to know - and try! - your favorite fix-it ingredient. Care to share?!
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