I have a question for all you cooks on the website. I was told recently by someone that she no longer peels the skin off the dasheen bush stem when making Bhagee or Callaloo. She says she cuts it very small and it melts just fine and nobody can tell the difference. Is that really a thing? Have I been wasting precious time?
Malachi Higgins: I heard that to Sati Rampersad
Annabella Bass: Yup, just wash cut n cook. I do it all the time. Delish.
Austin Horton: Wasting time peeling dasheen bush. No scratching whatsoever and it cooks just fine. Tradition have many ppl doing plenty things that are not called for.
King Martin: I think its just a matter of preference
Joshua Hubbard: Sweetie to each their own i will continue to peel my bush
King Martin: Whatever makes you happy I think
Levi Gray: U are peeling away all the cellulose when u do so
Amanda Chandler: I cut it up wash and cook. No peeling no lime and it taste just fine
Journee Steele: Yes. For over 40. Yrs i never peel the skin from the dasheen stems .thats the healthy part too from first i though it will scratch but not soo it even melt better than wen u peel it an trust me u will not regret it…
King Martin: I believe you and I will definitely be doing that next time
Tobias Cross: TO EACH HIS OR HER OWN I WILL CONTINUE TO PEEL MY BUSH THANK U
Noah Soto: My mom used to peel it an she stopped just cut it up small and it will melt in the pot the same way,thats what I do.
Kenneth Estrada: Y yes you really wasting time
King Martin: I realize that now but no more ! Thanks to all you peeps.
Zoe Barnes: I stop peeling the skin off myself I dont really make difference to me it looks good and taste good
Autumn Mills: Yes you are years now I have stop peeling the sticks and cook just fine
Myla Chandler: I never peel mine that what I was taught to do
Allison Evans: Wont peel if it is young tender leaves,but d older leaves I peel,must give it a try though
Selena George: I was taught by my mother (God rest her soul) to peel. I dont anymore (Shes rolling in her grave). It comes out just fine.But there is that special flavor hers had that I miss.
Nina Drake: Yep.. And all vit.in d skin
Makayla Lambert: Yes you have been wasting precious time all these years
Titus Ray: You can, but my experience is that there is a different texture when you peel the stem. I sometimes get an itchy throat when I dont peel. This may not be from not peeling but from the bush purchased at the time.
Rowan Robinson: I have been doing that a long time now and its good
Galilea Blake: D nutrients r under d skin ….research it hon
King Martin: I will. Thanks.
Kenneth Beck: Yes, it is said all the nutrients are under the skin, and the younger it is the better
Katelyn Wilson: Yes
Hallie Fitzgerald: It contains a lot of Iron and melts really nice
Timothy James: Didnt know you could use the skin. Was taught to peel
Payton Crawford: That is why allyuh does be in the kitchen long
Timothy James: Maybe thats true. As I said didnt know the skin was eatable always told it make the throat itchy. Doesnt matter now dont get it much in New York they sneak Old hard leaves in there
Nicolas Manning: The skins on the stem and the actual dasheen contain enzymes that causes an itching sensation for some people. Its not harmful otherwise and it cooks the same way with or without
Gwendolyn Perez: I usually squeeze a little lime juice if I dont I get the itching
Nicolas Manning: The lime can avoid itching and the dark stains you get on your hands but it doesnt counteract the itching.completely. I am very allergic so I have no choice but to peel the skin off and use gloves to peel a dasheen I am even allergic to pineapples which I ADORE but they contain similar enzymes. Its a pain in the backside really but I love my callalloo lol
Alexa Ross: Dont need to peel. Just chop and go. same results and may be healthier. Give it a try I did years ago and never looked back.
Payton Crawford: Dont waste the iron on the dasheen bush
Lillian Burns: Yes I have been doing this for like ages
Brooklyn Swanson: For the past 20 yrs i dont peel the skin..what i do i wash the bhagi clean before cutting it up.
Amiyah Vega: Yes you are
Nathan Wells: I do the same…ijust pull the tip off the leaf…
Greyson Sanchez: Yes you have
King Brady: Yes, I know it does melt!..in Callaloo , now I am thankful to learn it does also in baji!
Gwendolyn Perez: I always peel it but after I start working in a kitchen in New York I see they never peel so now I cut it up very small and cook
Natalia Wilson: Tis true! Taste the same!
Nina Nichols: Yes u have been wasting u time
Jose Jenkins: Thats were all d nutrition are but I sometimes peel if they are hard
Savanna Welch: Yes u have …I do the same thing
Heidi Powers: So true you dont peel it again
Amari Freeman: Cut small and cook..is the best
Liam Chapman: Yes true because I used to be peeling off the skin but when I came to America MY friend told me the skin is the best parts of the spinach ðŸ˜€
Baylee Wright: ,thats true did it
Stephen Jensen: I dont peel it either.
Holly Gonzales: Yes girl…staining those lovely finger nails before going to Church on Sunday
King Martin: Actually I dont mind that as much as wasting all that time!! I could kick myself for not finding that out before.
Holly Gonzales: Well girl you know now and it works out fine
Kalani Yates: I normally dont peel mines as well….. the nutrients of it is right under the skin,so not only is it wasting time in peeling it,ure also wasting the nutrients as well
King Martin: Well, no more!
Alejandro Nichols: I dont peel mines either…..just Wash good, cut small and start to cook…. Thats my remedyðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€
Alejandro Nichols: All the strength is in the skin….i believe
Isabel Schmidt: Taste the same. Been doing that for years.
Danielle Tate: Its true…and you wont taste the difference
Miles Mccarthy: Dont feel bad cause Ive wasted more years than you have Im sure of it! Until a cousin said to me just cut up everything and put it in the pot…My question is WHY the ass them old people use to say peel it cause it will scratch your mouth??? And the other question is… Whats up with 5 Okra in the package of fresh store bought Callaloo pack??? I always thought need more Okra???
Nicolas Manning: Well, I is one ah dem ole people who mouth does scratch lol, it really does have people who are allergic. I cannot even peel a dasheen without gloves. I cannot even touch it when its raw. I have made callalloo countless times without peeling the skin …See more