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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.
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)...
2-1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios, chopped
1 strip, 2x1 inch, of lemon or orange peel, or 1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup buttermilk
1 packet powdered unflavored gelatin (2 Tbsp)
4 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
Place cream, sugar, salt and nuts...
6 oz white chocolate or you could use any chocolate you prefer
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
3/4 tsp pink salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp Carolina Reaper flakes OR Ghost OR Scorpion flakes depending on your spice tolerance, optional
Additional optional toppings:
1/2 cup dried...
Recipe can be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled as desired.
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1-1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp honey
tiny pinch of salt
1/8 -1/4 tsp hot chile pepper flakes (Carolina Reaper, Scorpion or Ghost) or powder (optional and to your heat tolerance)
Combine sugar, honey and...
We LOVED this.
Serves 2. Can be doubled. Use a 13x9 pan and increase baking time by 10-15 minutes.
1-1/4 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup shelled salted pistachios, chopped
3 egg yolks, reserve the whites for something else or discard
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature