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|I love rice and beans. but my pinto beans taste bitter .I wash and soak the beans and boil put a slice of ginger , chopped onions and smoked turkey's neck. It doesn't come out good. I want to learn how Lousiana cook their beans it is so delicious. I thank you in advance.|
Posted: 3/17/2018 12:46:39 PM
|As someone who loves ham and bean soup, this makes no sense to me. The only thing I could think is, how big is that slice of ginger? And maybe cooking the onions for a few before adding them to the mix.|
Posted: 3/17/2018 2:11:47 PM
|Did you boil the beans in the soaking water or dump it and start fresh?|
I seem to remember something about the soaking water being bitter. I could be wrong. I just buy mine in cans!
Also seem to remember something about a pinch of baking soda?
Posted: 3/17/2018 5:12:30 PM
|Thank you ladies , I did not dump the water I put a slice of ginger ,chopped onions , smoke turkey's neck and salt. In the Philippines we eat dried mungbeans, make into soup with leafy vegetables it is okay, but we can only buy it in Asian grocery here in the U S. we don't have those dried nice pinto, red or navy beans so I am not familiar with it. I will try to put a pinch of baking soda next time .|
Posted: 3/17/2018 5:29:03 PM
|I never heard of the water being bitter but I always dump twice to rid of gas.|
Posted: 3/19/2018 3:10:15 PM
Posted: 3/20/2018 3:27:38 PM
|There's a methods to the madness.|
If you are making it all from scratch, here's how it goes: to soak the beans overnight in cold water. Don't dump all of the water, just some. Use some of that water to cook the beans in tomato sauce (or paste if you prefer), sazon (seasoned salt), cilantro, smoked ham, and whatever else you want to put in. Stir every few mins and voila after about 20 mins.
You can skip some of the seasoning if you premake your own. There's something we call "sofrito", and that's a blend of garlic, green and red pepper, onions, the little peppers (non spicy), olive oil, and voila. Use the blender, it should come out green or red, depending on which pepper is your favorite. You can freeze it and use it every time you cook, it saves you having to purchase fresh ingredients. How you know you did it right?, it smells unbelievable the minute it hits the pot/pan/skillet.
I've never put ginger in beans, that doesn't sound like a good combination (and I love ginger).
If you buy it canned, you just skip the soaking.
Posted: 8/22/2018 3:43:34 PM
|Try putting a little salt in and see if that helps. Salt often takes the bitterness out of things. We use a pinch of salt in with the fresh coffee grounds before percolating, and it removes any bitter flavor. Good luck!|