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Pistachio ideas

Postby TezzaBear » April 5th, 2017, 1:27 pm

I can get big bags down the road for virtually pennies.
I can remember choosing pistachio ice cream in a parlour in Epping. Bright green it was.
Seeing as I can get hold of them again so easily I thought i would ask. Maybe in some sort of stir fry or curry? Coconut milk?
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby Hope » April 5th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Send then my way! They are normally so expensive we don't get them often. #2 son (aged 5) loves them. He often tells me they are his favourites, but he can never remember their name!

Chop and add to breakfast, add to flapjacks, um, feed them to my son!
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby Suelle » April 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Cakes and biscuits - anything where almonds are used, ground or chopped, is also good with pistachios.

Incidently - in Italy last year we were told to look for pistachio gelato which was pale and almost a muddy brown-y green in colour. Bright green pistachio ice cream would be artificially coloured
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby Luca » April 5th, 2017, 2:48 pm

I haven't made it for a long time but my ex MIL introduced me to a great dish of roast leg of lamb with a sauce made out of pistachios, fresh mint and other goodies. It is delicious. I shall have to look up the recipe.
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby suffolk » April 5th, 2017, 3:49 pm

Probably one of the nicest cakes I've ever made or eaten ... Courgette, golden raisin and pistachio cake

https://daisyrecipes.com/2015/12/21/cou ... chio-cake/
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby Suelle » April 5th, 2017, 3:53 pm

suffolk wrote:Probably one of the nicest cakes I've ever made or eaten ... Courgette, golden raisin and pistachio cake

https://daisyrecipes.com/2015/12/21/cou ... chio-cake/


I've made that too (with a couple of tiny adaptations)!
https://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... -loaf.html

Honey & Co are really good with the spices they use in their baking recipes - the combinations make the cakes extra-special!
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby MagicMarmite » April 5th, 2017, 6:38 pm

Will you actually use them all?
I love a bargain too but have learned to restrain myself as it's only one or two of us and I used to be terrible for offers and ending up with a freezer full of things that I didn't really want much (I did use them)
Anyway, I love pistachio ice cream, and I'm not an ice cream fan generally, though I'm not sure that'll be a great idea for you atm since you're already making lots of frozen treats :D
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby Catherine » April 5th, 2017, 9:09 pm

Pistachio and pomegranate couscous
Pistachio crusted mackerel
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby TezzaBear » April 5th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Yum at the cake suffs and pomegranate couscous Catherine.
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby scullion » April 6th, 2017, 10:03 am

we had a lovely pistachio soup at the middle eastern supper club, in pz, at the back end of last year. it was only a small portion as it was very rich but so, so, good.
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby earthmaiden » April 6th, 2017, 11:02 am

Did you see the post from Purps on the Roast thread? A recipe for a lovely mushroom dish in pastry - and she added pistachios. :chops:
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Re: Pistachio ideas

Postby Mamta » April 6th, 2017, 5:12 pm

Make pistachio brittle, instead of peanut one.
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