How to Scrape a Vanilla Bean

What To Do With A Fresh Vanilla Pod

Ryan Goodwin avatar
Ryan GoodwinPublished on 80 days ago

Fresh vanilla bean really does knock the shorts off of your run of the mill vanilla extract. It’s more expensive, but totally worth it for certain dishes.

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What you will need

1 vanilla bean

How to cook



Slice through the length of the vanilla bean.



Press the inner side of the pod lightly between your thumb and a blade. Drag the pod so that the blade scrapes the seed from the pod.


Use in your favorite vanilla d

See all that seed? Using the bean directly provides a richer flavor than vanilla extract. Plus, i love seeing those little black speckles in a dish, the sign of real vanilla.


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Gin lover75 days ago ☰
@Ryan Thank you for sharing this for tonight
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