Seeking Recommendations for Rhubarb

  • OutOfEden

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    Feb 10, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    I've got about two pounds of frozen rhubarb and I have no idea how to prepare it or what it goes good with. The friend that provided it said to simmer it in water and use it as a sauce for icecream but I'd love to hear some other suggestions. Of course I can just use a recipe site (and will) so don't bother with those replies. Just wondering if anyone is a fan or has a favorite using this interesting ingredient.
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    Feb 10, 2009 4:57 AM GMT
    Strawberry rhubarb pie... Done right, it's amazing. My Aunt usually brings it for Christmas, so I don't know how to make it, unfortunately, but worth looking for.
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:36 AM GMT
    Rhubarb pie is awesome!
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    Feb 10, 2009 10:08 AM GMT
    I'm assuming it's already cooked, since it's frozen. But........yummy. I love it in pie, and with custard; yummy, yummy, yummy.
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    Feb 10, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    you want to stick to the desert side with it, counter its bitterness with sugar. Im a chef and can't think of two many other things that i have ever done with it.

    ditto: love the strawberry rhubarb pie. or mix it in with lemon curd.

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    Feb 10, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    I love it! Ñam ñam. I stew it with a tiny amount of sugar and eat with natural yoghurt.
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    Feb 10, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    My Mom has a recipe for Rhubarb crips which is something like a cobler and it's really good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it.
  • junknemesis

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    Feb 10, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    My dad would boil it down with sugar, pound for pound. I think that made a sort of jelly. Oh nevermind... I forgot how he made it.

    You could always thaw it out, dip it in your favorite sweet dip (my favorite is one jar marshmellow fluff to one package philli cream cheese, soften the cheese at room temp, then fold into fluff till well mixed)
    And with that, (or a combo of dips) use it at your next party as a sort of party favour snack thing.
  • xysx

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    Feb 20, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    You can always to the "cheat meal" desset line, But "f you want to get away from the dessert side of things into something on the 'make my meals more exciting' side of life, try reducing it down to a sauce or compote with some honey or sugar, then pairing it with someithing like grilled halibut, or salmon, or use it as an alternative in asian cooking pairing it with orange or plum, with glazed chicken or duck. It's great with heavier birds such as turkey dark meat, as the tart/tanginess of it cuts the heaviness of the meat in the bird.