How to Scrape a Vanilla Bean

What To Do With A Fresh Vanilla Pod

How to Scrape a Vanilla Bean
 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 3/3/2018

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

1

Slice through the length of the vanilla bean.

Slice through the length of the vanilla bean.

2

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.

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.

3

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.

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 lover3/8/2018 ☰
@Ryan Thank you for sharing this for tonight - en
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