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Vanilla has been cultivated on the island of Lifou since the middle of the 19th century. Today, this vanilla is still produced on the Loyalty Islands. However, beyond Lifou, it is also grown on the islands of Maré and Tiga. New Caledonian vanilla is distinguished by its long, refined brown pods. It has a very high vanillin content that will revolutionize all your recipes.Main notes : Intensely Vanilla - Very high vanillin content ! Heart notes : Fruity, Powdery, Cocoa
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It is a vanilla planifolia whose powerful flavors you will love. The New Caledonian vanilla is far from being the most famous, it is quite confidential compared to the Bourbon vanilla of Madagascar. It has a very high vanillin content that will revolutionize all your recipes. It offers the best quality/price ratio since it is necessary to put less than the other vanillas for a taste just as powerful. Here, we do not produce large quantities of vanilla, but I can assure you that the quality is there.
Thearomas of New Caledonian vanilla are intense and powerful, and at the same time offer a lot of roundness. This vanilla grand cru reveals notes of caramel and candied fruits.
The harvest of vanilla planifolia is carried out only at the end of the third year after planting. After three years, the vanilla tree produces its first flowers. It is then necessary to fertilize them and then wait a few months before its magnificent pods develop and are ripe enough to be harvested. Be aware that vanilla harvested before maturity will not keep as long, it will rot quickly. Moreover, it will not have the same quality. In New Caledonia, the producers take their time to offer you excellence. When the New Caledonian vanilla beans are harvested, they follow a specific process composed of different steps: - scalding; - steaming; - drying; - refining.
New Caledonian vanilla is a treasure that will integrate all your recipes. Even if it goes perfectly with desserts, it is also perfect in savory dishes.
Let's start this meal with a shrimp dish that you'll be telling me about. Peel the shrimp and fry them in a little butter with salt and pepper. Remove the shrimp and pour in some fresh cream previously mixed with the seeds of a New Caledonian vanilla bean. Heat over low heat for a few minutes so that the vanilla develops all its flavors and put the shrimp back in for a few more minutes to reheat. Simply serve in a small bowl. It's light and tasty at the same time.
Fry your sea bass fillets in a pan with butter and oil until they are cooked. Set aside. Put vanilla seeds and Isigny fresh cream with salt and pepper in the pan. Let it heat up for a few minutes and then put the sea bass back into the pan. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.
Let's end with a little sweetness with a delicious New Caledonian vanilla ice cream. Prepare a custard. Split a vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds then place it in milk for one to two hours. Heat the milk gently. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and powdered sugar. Pour half of the milk over the mixture, beat and return everything to the pan over low heat until the custard thickens (it should coat the spatula). When the custard is cold, add fresh cream and place in an ice cream maker.
Beyond its comforting taste, vanilla is your ally in well-being. It is recognized as having many virtues. It is a natural antidepressant that soothes in the same way as chocolate. It stimulates the nervous system and improves concentration while reducing fatigue. Vanilla is rich in polyphenols, it actively fights against cell aging. It is also a natural antiseptic that can relieve bites. Good for the digestion, it is a real ally slimming, to consume without moderation.
I advise you to keep New Caledonian vanilla in a dry place away from light to preserve its taste and its virtues.
Based on 12 customer reviews
published the 30/05/2022
following an order made on 18/05/2022
On a testé une gousse pour une chantilly à la vanille: c’est dingue ! Pas besoin de fruits ou de quoi que ce soit pour accompagner, ça se suffisait en soi.
published the 07/05/2022
following an order made on 13/04/2022
Très interessant gustative ment
published the 11/02/2022
following an order made on 27/01/2022
published the 05/11/2021
following an order made on 22/10/2021
Vanille correcte mais on est très loin du goût vanillé très intense comme indiqué dans la description.
J'ai effectué une précédente commande chez un producteur de vanille bourbon classique de La Réunion et la vanille était aussi intense que celle-ci.
Bref, bonne vanille mais qui n'a rien de particulier par rapport à une classique bourbon de La Réunion et qui n'a absolument pas de goût prononcé contrairement à ce qui est indiqué. Plutôt déçu.
published the 21/10/2021
following an order made on 23/09/2021
Apparence petite pas belle déjà un peu sèche
published the 15/09/2021
following an order made on 18/08/2021
published the 08/09/2021
following an order made on 17/08/2021
Très belle découverte. Je recommande
published the 20/07/2021
following an order made on 08/07/2021
Correspond à mes attentes
published the 16/07/2021
following an order made on 26/06/2021
Gousses présentant une très bonne "odeur". J'aurais toutefois espéré des gousses un peu plus "grasses"
published the 09/06/2021
following an order made on 02/06/2021
Très belles gousses de vanille