FRESH VANILLA BEANS

These fresh, high quality, chemical free, Indonesian and Papua New Guinean vanilla beans are sent farm direct to us for you. New Guinea is the fourth largest vanilla producer in the world. Vanilla beans are the seed pod of the vanilla orchid. Each “pod” is filled with thousands of vanilla “seeds”. Vanilla farming is very labor intensive and the pods are harvested by hand daily. 

We are happy to offer you the delicious vanilla at a great price. Don’t forget to add fresh vanilla to your seafood cream sauces for an amazing flavor complexity. Use a little on your oysters or smoked salmon dishes too, then top with your favorite caviar for a taste treat! Recipe below.

FRESH VANILLA CREAM

Heavy Cream x 2 cups

Fresh Vanilla Bean x 1 each

Place vanilla bean with cream, then bring cream to a simmer and reduce to 1 cup. Remove vanilla bean and use the cream sauce warm or chill. Chilled sauce can be used as a cold spread or brought up to temperature slowly so it does not break. If you’re a seafood lover, this is a great sauce to keep around. It will last in your refrigerator for two weeks chilled. Enjoy!