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chromesporty
05-08-2011, 07:20 PM
How many bunches of parsley should I buy for 4 boxes?

HarleyEarl
05-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Depends on the size of the bunches and how you build your box. If you use a lettuce base, you'll need less parsley than if you build a 100% parsley box.

I pick up a parsley bag from Restaurant Depot with 10 good sized bunches and usually average two bunches per box. Now with the smaller bunches from the local grocery store, I may easily power through 3 bunched per box.

Red Valley BBQ
05-08-2011, 09:03 PM
For 4 boxes, we seem to average 5 or 6 bunches in total, depending on the size of the bunches.

smknwhlswife
05-08-2011, 10:47 PM
I like to have a least 10 bunches. There are times I have only used 4-5 bunches for all 4 boxes. On average it take 8 bunches, but there are times I have had to use all ten and wished I had more.

It really depends on the quality and how sandy/dirty the parsley is.

Brewer
05-09-2011, 12:00 AM
I buy 2 per box if they're nice looking. If their rough, buy 3 per.

Jorge
05-09-2011, 09:35 AM
How many bunches of parsley should I buy for 4 boxes?

The case we bought is already spoken for. If you know anybody else cooking in Austin that you could split a case with, the HEB at Brodie and William Canon will hold it in their reefer for you. Just call the main number and ask for the produce manager and tell them what you need.

redneck cooker
05-09-2011, 09:47 AM
I alwyas buy five bunches for four boxes..:doh::crazy:

RangerJ
05-09-2011, 11:02 AM
2 per box here. Though, I've rarely used them all as by box 3 and 4 my patience has grown thin....

SmokinGuitarPlayer
05-11-2011, 10:10 PM
I've been allocating 1.5 bunches per box ... 4 boxes = 6 good bunches...I have noticed quite a difference in the colors / etc. so I am now digging through the pile at the market looking for the ones with the best "bush" . I always went for good bush.

redneck cooker
05-12-2011, 09:09 AM
I am now digging through the pile at the market looking for the ones with the best "bush" . I always went for good bush.



:becky::becky: yes sir

AZScott
05-12-2011, 10:05 AM
2 heads of romaine and 5 bunches of good parsley.

Scottie
05-12-2011, 10:47 AM
My suggestion... it's cheap, buy more...

meatinc
05-12-2011, 10:56 AM
What Scottie said - we usually buy 2.5 big bunches per box and always have left over. Better to have some $.59 bunches of parsley left over for another team to borrow or rebuild a dropped box than to have too little. It's a small amount of money to be overprepared in the grand scheme of things.

glenntm
05-12-2011, 11:32 AM
Normally purchased 8-10 depending on the size. Plus 2 heads of romaine. It's cheap...

sitnfat
05-12-2011, 12:50 PM
I get a case from my local grocery store for every comp he charges me 10 bucks. Last year I was at a comp and barely had enough had to put the ugly stuff under the meat,dont wanna be in that situation again or having to look for it on the way to the comp.

Smoke'n Ice
05-12-2011, 02:52 PM
Have a case on reserve and will split with you in Austin. I'm picking it up between12 and 3 at the HEB George mentioned.

Alexa RnQ
05-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Apparently, I've been way overbuying. And it's running $1.49 a bunch here :shock:

Jacked UP BBQ
05-12-2011, 03:21 PM
4 bunches, we like to live on the edge!

Jorge
05-12-2011, 03:23 PM
4 bunches, we like to live on the edge!

But, you are a maniac.

Ford
05-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Well I often use 10 but unless they are real big and good bunches then I usually buy 16 and have leftover. Cheap insurance. However if I have 2 contests in back to back weeks then I usually get a case from Rest Depot. Cheaper and excellent quality and will eawsily last in the fridge for a week.

Smoke'n Ice
05-12-2011, 03:33 PM
George, will you be there with the other nut? (Buckeyes = worthless nut & my wife is from Ohio :help:)

chromesporty
05-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Have a case on reserve and will split with you in Austin. I'm picking it up between12 and 3 at the HEB George mentioned.

I'm in for 1/2, Mac. See ya tomorrow.

Jorge
05-12-2011, 05:33 PM
George, will you be there with the other nut? (Buckeyes = worthless nut & my wife is from Ohio :help:)

He's on his way. I'm delayed with work. You and Sharon travel safe! See you tomorrow.

Mister Bob
05-12-2011, 06:19 PM
I buy 10 to 12 bunches depending on size and quality, and I use chopped lettuce as a base. Parsley is one of the least expensive investments you'll make at a comp and it would really suck to run out of the good pieces.