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Help me savor the vanilla bean...

Carb Lover | Dec 22, 200407:41 PM

Just read an article today about a French chef who likes to use vanilla bean in savory dishes. He picked this up from his mentor in France.

If you read my reply on the GT board about vanilla ice cream, then you'd know that I'm a vanilla fanatic. Although vanilla beans may be more expensive in the US these days, I would really like to try to incorporate them in a savory dish, preferably an entree. Because I'd want the vanilla to stand out, seems like using it w/ chicken breast or whitefish might work, but I have never tasted a savory dish w/ vanilla beans so have no prior schema for this, what flavor combos work, etc. Does anyone have any recipe they can refer me to or any ideas from a dish they've tried at a restaurant?

Thanks for helping me to bring this intriguing concept to life!

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