How to prepare rhubarb

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  1. 2 min.How to prepare rhubarb : Photo of step #1
    Start by trimming off the ends of each stalk, so that it's neat and fresh. Discard the offcuts.
  2. 1 min.How to prepare rhubarb : Photo of step #2
    Take a stalk, and with a small knife or vegetable peeler, detach the (reddish) skin at one end and pull away to reveal the green flesh.
  3. 1 min.How to prepare rhubarb : Photo of step #3
    Pull the skin down to the end of the stalk and discard.

    Do this all round, so that it is left completely green.
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    A little skin might be left towards the end of the stalk, so be sure to remove this too.
  5. 20 min.How to prepare rhubarb : Photo of step #5
    You should now have a stalk that is completely peeled.

    Prepare all the stalks in this way.
  6. 5 min.How to prepare rhubarb : Photo of step #6
    Next cut the stalks into small pieces.
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    Your rhubarb is now ready for use.
  8. You can see details on this video.

Remarks:

Rhubarb stems that you buy should be firm, easily snapped and nice and red. If still green, they are not properly ripe; if soft, they are too old.

I do not believe, contrary to many other recipes, that it's necessary to blanche rhubarb before using on account of its acidity, and besides, this characteristic acidity is a feature of rhubarb that's well worth conserving.

Source:

Home made.

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