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A question about a recipe: Green Beans with Apricots and Serrano Ham


I have a question about step 1 on the recipe "Green Beans with Apricots and Serrano Ham" from amanda. It says:

"Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, place the apricots in a bowl and pour over the sherry and ½ cup boiling water (yes, you can take it from the pot of boiling water!). Let the apricots sit and plump while you prepare the rest of the ingredients."

Should I still add the boiling water if the apricots are fresh? Or just the sherry?

asked by MaryDD about 4 years ago
2 answers 853 views

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added about 4 years ago

No, I'm sure not! If they are fresh, they are already plump. Sounds very yummy, have a great dinner.

Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 4 years ago

MaryDD -- sorry not to answer sooner, I was on an airplane without internet. If you're using fresh apricots, there's no need to soak them. I should have said that in the recipe.