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The pistachio (, Pistacia vera), a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East. The tree produces seeds that are widely consumed as food.
Pistacia vera often is confused with other species in the genus Pistacia that are also known as pistachio. These other species can be distinguished by their geographic distributions (in the wild) and their seeds which are much smaller and have a soft shell.
Cannoli Ice Cream Cake
Yields 12 or 6 (depending)
3 Almond Biscotti Cookies
2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
4 C. good quality Vanilla Ice Cream
1 C. whole milk Ricotta cheese (low fat will get crystallized when frozen… you want a creamy end result… throw calories to the wind this time)...
Strawberry-Banana-Pistachio Frozen Dessert
Makes 4 servings
4 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
1/4 cup toasted pistachios, chopped
1 tsp honey
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a small baking sheet with foil and coat with...
This recipe is based off chef John's recipe for baklava
Chef John's Baklava
But I altered a few ingredients, ratios, and steps. I also used his recipe for homemade phyllo dough in this recipe.
This recipe make crispy baklava that is only moderately sweet. The macadamia nuts are not strictly...
So, yeah, first off they are slightly green naturally if you use limes. You could use lemons, but mine are quite sweet, so I went with limes but there's also no reason you couldn't use a small orange instead and go for slightly orange coloured and flavoured ones. Really the flavoring is up to...
Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti
Makes about 10 biscotti
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt (1/16 teaspoon)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup shelled pistachio nuts
2 tablespoons milk...
Serves 4-5 | Preparation & cooking time ~45 min
I had pistachios left from the challenge; I added some into meatballs.
600 g (~21 oz) minced meat/poultry (I used turkey and lamb)
1 yellow/brown onion
6 cloves of garlic
100 ml double/heavy cream
Broad beans (fava beans) have an earthy and slightly bitter taste which pairs well with sweet pistachio nuts. For this recipe you really need to skin the pistachio nuts and broad beans. This is a tedious process, but well worth it to reveal the vibrant green of both ingredients. This recipe...
Pears poached in spiced red wine is a great classic recipe. I added a cheeky Scotch Bonnet chilli for a surprise kick. The pistachio ‘custard’ with rose water provides a creamy sweet aromatic contrast to the spice. Roll the pastry as thin as you dare for a super crisp result.
This is a very easy tray bake yet it looks rather dramatic. You could substitute chicken pieces for the poussin. Sumac has a citrus edge which works well with the sweetness of pistachio and the nutty toasted sesame oil. Garlic cloves are baked unpeeled and whole, to squeeze out when the dish is...
Pork Loin Chop with Maple Pistachio Glaze
I made one pork chop. Scale up for more servings.
Boneless Pork Loin Chop -- thick cut
Salt and black pepper
1/4 cup fresh shelled pistachios
Approximately 4 TBSP pure Maple Syrup
I cooked my pork chop sous vide, but you can use your...
This can be piped onto crackers or toast points or stuffed into small tomatoes for appetizers, used as a filling in finger sandwiches, basically whatever you want to stuff.
1/4 pound mortadella, 1/4 inch dice
2 Tbsp chopped pistachios
1/3-1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a pasta course in a large meal
We liked this, but a little went a long way.
7 ounces small round pasta tubes
4 ounces mortadella, cut into small 1/4 inch cubes
1 shallot, diced fine
4 ounces shelled unsalted pistachios
3 Tbsp EVOO
4 ounces finely grated Parmigiano...
Pistachio & Basil Bread
1 large loaf | Total cooking time 3-3,5 hours (kneading, rising, baking)
500 ml/g (~2.1 US cups) water
11 g (~0.39 oz/1 pouch) active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon caster sugar
3 teaspoons dried basil
50 ml/g ev olive oil
50 g (~95 ml or 1.76 oz)...