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Old 02-15-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by chardonnay View Post
I'm making a pesto sauce for Cod and don't appear to have any pine nuts. Any suggestions?
Try almonds, wanuts, macadamia nuts (expensive) or simply leave them out and add a spoonful/ handful of dried white breadcrumbs at the very last minute to the mix, at the very last minute (fresh or dried) before adding to the cod, prior to cooking.

A lot depends upon how you are making the sauce - is it a sauce or a crust? and when do you add it and what you are serving with it and how you are serving the pesto!

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Old 02-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I have made basil pesto with pistachio nuts several times and I like it better than with pine nuts.
I'm with Andy on this one. The only substitute I've ever been satisfied with is pistachios. Otherwise, I'd leave the nuts out altogther.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:03 PM   #13
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You can use English walnuts.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #14
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Just a note to you pine nut lovers out there - this is a wonderful company to buy from. Nuts are fresh, fresh, FRESH - not like the often rancid ones you buy in little jars at the supermarket - & they last forever in either the fridge or the freezer. Also - prices are more than reasonable for what you get. This has become my only source for pine nuts!

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