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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.

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  1. TastyReuben

    Recipe Lentil-Pistachio Brittle

    Lentil-Pistachio Brittle Makes 10 servings Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar ½ cup (125 mL) light corn syrup ½ tsp (2 mL) salt ¼ cup (60 mL) water ½ cup (125 mL) butter, cut into cubes ⅔ cup (150 mL) pistachios, roughly chopped ⅔ cup (150 mL) whole red lentils, oven roasted* ½ tsp (2...
  2. Windigo

    Recipe Easy cinnamon pistachio baklava

    I loooove baklava but it's so expensive here now.. better make your own! Except, baklava is usually quite difficult. But not this version! Let me share the Joy with you 😄 You need: 1 standard package of ready filo pastry 200 g of unsalted shelled pistachio nuts 200 g unsalted butter 150 g...
  3. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Cannoli Ice Cream Cake

    Cannoli Ice Cream Cake Yields 12 or 6 (depending) Ingredients: 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)...
  4. TastyReuben

    Recipe Strawberry-Banana-Pistachio Frozen Dessert

    Strawberry-Banana-Pistachio Frozen Dessert Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced 1/4 cup toasted pistachios, chopped 1 tsp honey Cooking spray Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a small baking sheet with foil and coat with...
  5. Ambrose

    Recipe Baklava

    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...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Zesty Lime & Pistachio Tarts

    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...
  7. TastyReuben

    Recipe Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

    Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti Makes about 10 biscotti Ingredients 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...
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    Mortadella with Pistachios.jpeg

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    Mortadella with Pistachios.jpeg

  10. Hemulen

    Recipe Pistachio-Flavored Meatballs

    Pistachio-Flavored Meatballs Serves 4-5 | Preparation & cooking time ~45 min I had pistachios left from the challenge; I added some into meatballs. Ingredients 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 50 ml...
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Aubergine Involtini with Broad Beans and Pistachio

    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...
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Spiced pear and pistachio tart

    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. Ingredients 5 -...
  13. Hemulen

    Recipe Pistachio Shoelaces

    Pistachio Shoelaces Serves 3-4 | Preparation & cooking time ~30 min "Shoelaces" aka crispy funnel cakes with pistachio powder. Ingredients 2 eggs 150 ml plain flour/APF 35 g (~55 ml) shelled, unsalted pistachios 1,5 tablespoons corn flour 80 ml/g (~1/3 US cup) skimmed milk 1-1,5 tablespoons...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Poussin with Pistachio, Sumac and Orange

    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...
  15. caseydog

    Recipe Pork Loin Chop with Maple Pistachio Glaze

    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 Butter Method I cooked my pork chop sous vide, but you can use your...
  16. medtran49

    Recipe Pistachio Mortadella Mascarpone mousse

    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 1/8 cup...
  17. medtran49

    Recipe Pistachio mortadella pasta with Parmigiano sauce

    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...
  18. Hemulen

    Recipe Pistachio & Basil Bread

    Pistachio & Basil Bread 1 large loaf | Total cooking time 3-3,5 hours (kneading, rising, baking) Ingredients 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)...
  19. Mixed Salad with Pistachio Dressing

    Mixed Salad with Pistachio Dressing

    Mixed Salad with Pistachio Dressing
  20. Rice Bedded Pork with Pistachio Blanket and Pistachio Honied Snow Peas

    Rice Bedded Pork with Pistachio Blanket and Pistachio Honied Snow Peas

    Rice Bedded Pork with Pistachio Blanket and Pistachio Honied Snow Peas
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