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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.
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
Serves 6-8 | Preparation & Cooking time ~60 min
Ingredients / Broth
400 g (1/4 small head) white cabbage
400 g (~3 pcs) potatoes
60 g (~1 medium-sized) carrot
1000 ml chicken stock/beef stock (2 cubes or home made)...
Pistachio Salad Dressing:
1) Pistachios - 1/4 Cup
2) Cream Cheese - 2 Tblspns.
3) Lime Juice - 3 Tblspns.
4) Half N Half - 1/2 to 3/4 Cup
4) Cucumber - 1/4 of a Large Cucumber
5) Sweet Basil - 1 Tspn.
6) Black Mustard Seed - 1 Tspn.
NOTE: Add Water to make thinner. The result...
Rice Bedded Pork With a Pistachio Fig Blanket:
1) Boneless Porkchop (Thick) - 1
2) Dried Figs - 1/4 to 1/2 Cup
3) Peanut Oil - 1/8 Cup
4) Pistachios - 1/4 to 3/8 Cup
5) Half N Half - 1/8 Cup
6) Brown Rice - 1/8 Cup
1) Pulverize 1/4 Cup Pistachio Nuts to a Powder or...
Serves 2 | Preparation ~30 min
Ingredients / Oven-cooked pheasant
210-220 g pheasant fillets (2 pcs); (mine were frozen, imported from the UK and thawn overnight in the fridge)
50 g (~95 ml) unsalted, peeled pistachios
150 g (~150 ml) natural (unsweetened) yoghurt
An establishment that I frequent for pandemic survival supplies (i.e., alcohol) occasionally has baklava at the cash register, tempting me to buy it every time I'm there. They charge $2.49 for 6 little pieces the size that I made here. It wasn't just my usual cheapness that motivated me to make...
Serves 2 | Preparation 30-40 minutes
35 g (~60-65 ml) pistachios
Grind the pistachios in a mixer/blender or crush them in a plastic bag with a mallet/hammer and grind them in a mortar with a pestle until powdered.
Ingredients / Meat Patties
A few leaves of Radicchio
100 g shelled pistachios
30 g grated Parmigiano cheese
1 small cup of hot milk
smoked salmon, to taste
If you prefer, you can also blanch the radicchio leaves for a few seconds, then dry them and handle them to make the rolls. I haven't blanched them and made...
Chimichurri is the South American cousin of pesto. I’m sure you can see the family resemblance. As with its Italian cousin, there are different ways to make a chimichurri. One distinguishing characteristic is the presence of vinegar. Mint isn’t always in chimichurri, but it’s mandatory when I...
Serves 10-12 | Preparation 2 hours
Ingredients / Crust
2 tablespoons of butter and a handful of breadcrumbs or almond flour to line the cake tin
100 g (~105 ml) salted butter
120 ml (60-65 g) unsalted, peeled pistachios (*+ 95 ml/50 g for garnish)
255 ml (130 g) plain...
Banana, Mocha & Pistachio Jello-Mousse
Serves 6-8 | Preparation 15-20 min
This is a vegan recipe; made up today. It was intended to be a cake filling but the cake (with e.g. citrus juices, walnut oil and pistachio-flour mix) didn’t set in 1,5 hours in the oven and went straight into the bin...
Charbroiled vegetables and venison with pistachio sauce
Serves 2-3| Preparation 45 minutes
Ingredients / Vegetables
200-220 g cabbage (~a quarter of a cabbage head)
A big pinch of finger salt
A big pinch of black pepper
0,5-1 teaspoon dried thyme
0,5-1 teaspoon dried...
Banana Pistachio Pancakes:
NOTE: Pancakes are the common name for what might also be known as Griddle Cakes or Flap Jacks.
1) Unbleached Flour - 3/4 Cup
2) Pistachios (Shells Off) - 1/4 to 1/2 Cup
3) Banana - 1
4) Dried Banana Chips - 1/4 to 1/2 Cup
5) Baking Powder - 2 Tspns...