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What would make my seafood chowder taste like soap?

mushroomaffairs | Oct 5, 202003:44 PM     4

I make variations of this dish a lot with whatever I have on hand, the typical dried herb I use is thyme. This time I added a little dried sage and not a pinch but a chunk of saffron threads. I also added kale which I cooked first, squeezed the liquid out and chopped before adding back into the soup. I do think it might be the kale because when I sauted it, it had a weird smell, similar to dish soap like Dawn or Palmolive and not the typical earthy kale smell. Or do you think it might be the saffron? I tried to take a pinch but it all came out like the size of a gumball.

Pretty much every store is taking the extra step to washing their produce and often times it's a little wet (strawberries and raspberries esp) so I'm wondering if the kale was washed a second time before being packaged but in some kind of disinfecting solution?

The dish doesn't just taste bad but smell soapy too. I tried to saute garlic in butter and dump that in but it did absolutely nothing.

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