Tahitian Vanilla Beans
Tahitian vanilla has a rich, fruity flavor with floral notes and a touch of rummy/bourbon like notes. Not only is the taste and aroma amazing, but these big, wonderful beans yield large amounts of inner seed. These beans are perfect for flavoring chocolate, coffee, ice cream, cookies and most sweet dishes. Good with certain savory dishes like lobster or veal.
Never refrigerate or freeze. Keep in an airtight container, out of sunlight and away from heat. Use the whole pod or cut and remove the inner seeds. The easiest way to obtain the inner seed is to split the bean lengthwise, open the bean up flat and scrape from top to bottom with the edge of a knife. One vanilla bean is equal to 1 Tbsp. of extract.