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Old 02-07-2016, 07:36 AM   #1
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Things I never thought I'd like

Because I have been shopping for work, there are ingredients I never knew existed and did not know I would like.
Fresh green peppercorns
Yuzu juice
Yuzu vinegar
Freekah
Thai dill
Fenugreek leaves (methi)
Farro
Sour cabbage

Wondering what DCers have discovered they like that they never knew existed?
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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Edamame - They were on a salad bar and put some on my salad, I then had to ask the waitress what they were. Buy the out of the shell frozen, put them in a container in the fridge and they are great snack.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:28 PM   #3
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I recently had a dish in a restaurant the used capers. I'd seen them before and heard of them in recipes but had never eaten them. I liked them but still haven't bought any. Need to find some recipes that I can use them in before I buy.
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Edamame - They were on a salad bar and put some on my salad, I then had to ask the waitress what they were. Buy the out of the shell frozen, put them in a container in the fridge and they are great snack.
Yum!
Soy Beans!
Try them in the pod, super easy to make and then there are loads of different ways to top them as well.
In Hawaii (and alot of the Pacific Rim countries) these are served as complimentary snacks in bars, OH MAN! With a cold brew, yeah baby! I like mine spicy with garlic and shoyu, MMM!
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:25 PM   #5
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While traveling this past summer, I tried pirogi at a ballpark, for the first time, meh, they were okay, but I'd like to try my hand at it to see if I could make them the way that I would like them MORE!
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #6
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I recently had a dish in a restaurant the used capers. I'd seen them before and heard of them in recipes but had never eaten them. I liked them but still haven't bought any. Need to find some recipes that I can use them in before I buy.
When buying capers, there are caper berries and caper buds. They can be pickled or brined. I was taught to rinse before using. The buds are smaller. They are good with smoked salmon, in pasta dishes, salads (I put them in potato salad). They have a mustardy-peppery taste. I add them to all kinds of dishes.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:59 PM   #7
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We like capers in green salad - they give a nice bright pop. They're also used in chicken piccata with lemon juice: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/g...a-recipe2.html
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What are capers, exactly? I used to think they were chick peas or garbanzo beans.
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What are capers, exactly? I used to think they were chick peas or garbanzo beans.

Not beans at all. They are little plant buds that kind of taste like olives. They're mostly pickled with salt and vinegar.
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We like capers in green salad - they give a nice bright pop. They're also used in chicken piccata with lemon juice: Chicken Piccata Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network
Yeah, We can make it with wine paring also. Perfect capers!!!!!
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