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Do I peel the stalks?

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I have a question about step 1 on the recipe "Broccoli Apple Soup" from BlueKaleRoad. It says:

"Cut the broccoli florets off the stalk and set aside. Cut the stalks into 1-inch pieces. Peel the apples, core and cut into 1-inch pieces."

asked by fudgefactor almost 5 years ago
8 answers 1613 views
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SKK
added almost 5 years ago

What is your question?

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added almost 5 years ago

Should the broccoli stems be peeled?

8a5161fb 3215 4036 ad80 9f60a53189da  buddhacat
SKK
added almost 5 years ago

My recommendation is yes to peeling the stalks. I always do.

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added almost 5 years ago

if you have larger broccoli that has a thick woody skin around the outside, yes, but don't worry about it for the smaller offshoots of stem or smaller heads of broccoli that are already tender enough to just cook

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added almost 5 years ago

Remember that the soup will be pureed, so unless the stalk has a tough 'skin,' unpeeled should be fine. I made it and had no problem -- and loved it!

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added almost 5 years ago

Thanks. It's always nice to have another validation when something sounds delicious.

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added almost 5 years ago

I made this soup last week and I did not peel the thicker stalks. I had no problem pureeing the soup. Enjoy!

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added about 3 years ago

I was wondering if you have an approximate weight for the "large" stalk of broccoli?