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03-16-2008, 11:01 AM
Bitter Broccoli, anyone?:mad:
I made some broccili soup, and its bitter and stong. is it because I used the florets instead of the stalks to make it?
03-16-2008, 11:14 AM
I have that problem with broccoli too. So frequently that I've stopped buying it... :( Don't know what the deal is, hope some one has an idea and better yet how not to choose the bitter stuff!
03-16-2008, 11:53 AM
The longer it takes to get from the plant to your table, the more bitter it will taste. Normally broccoli right off the plant is very sweet. If it had a lot of stress growing, the broccoli could be bitter.
03-16-2008, 03:14 PM
I have experimented with the soup to the point I like it now. I use the florets only and very little garlic (1/4 clove) and extra salt and cumin.
Most importantly I eat it right away. The taste isn't strong or bitter at all that way. Hope this helps.:)
03-16-2008, 03:26 PM
Thanx~ I'll try that:)
03-16-2008, 03:47 PM
How are you guys making this soup? Do you steam it lightly and briefly, or is this a cold soup?
03-16-2008, 04:16 PM
Cold from the Vitamix (which warms it slightly the longer you whiz it up). Wouldn't be raw if I steamed it.:rolleyes:
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