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What can replace Pernod in a recipe?

asked by gramma susie about 4 years ago
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Kristy Mucci

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added about 4 years ago

What kind of recipe? We'll be able to help you better if we know what it's going into.

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added about 4 years ago

Ouzo !

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June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

Ouzo is much sweeter than Pernod.

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added about 4 years ago

Yes, per Kristy's comment it depends on what you are making. Personally I love pastis (Pernod et. al.) which is high in alcohol at 43%. Strong anise but other herbaceous flavors. It combines well with shellfish dishes; scallops, lobster. And it's also expensive. Most restaurant bars don't stock it unless the chef needs it, and the bar staff don't usually know where to find it, or pour it correctly, or even pronounce it. It's Per-NO.

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added about 4 years ago

I must be sheltered! How on earth do they pronounce it? PER-nod, PEAR-nod, per-NOD? In truth, I didn't even know bars didn't stock it--Pernod (or another pastis) is not only great to use in cooking, with a little cold water, it turns into a milky white, not quite as alcoholic, and refreshing drink. Great for a hot alfternoon.

Though back to the question...depending on the recipe, fennel or fennel and anise seed, plus something liquid.

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added about 4 years ago

You can try Ricard, anisette, ouzo, pastis, sambuca, etc, essentially any anise flavored liqueur. Pernod itself can be quite expensive, and a little usually goes a long way. You might try to find one of the alternatives at your local liquor store in an airplane bottle size to save the money if you only need a small amount.