Do I peel the stalks?

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."

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Recipe question for: Broccoli Apple Soup

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SKK
SKK January 29, 2012

What is your question?

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fudgefactor
fudgefactor January 29, 2012

Should the broccoli stems be peeled?

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SKK
SKK January 29, 2012

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

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CatalunaLilith
CatalunaLilith January 29, 2012

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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susan g
susan g January 29, 2012

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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fudgefactor
fudgefactor January 29, 2012

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

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CarlaCooks
CarlaCooks January 30, 2012

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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Roberta Griffin
Roberta Griffin October 7, 2013

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

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