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Old 02-15-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Substitutions for pine nuts?

I'm making a pesto sauce for Cod and don't appear to have any pine nuts. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Do you have any other nuts on hand?
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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Almonds.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:57 PM   #4
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That might actually be really tasty with your cod. Even more so than the pine nuts maybe. I would give that a shot.

I have actually made pesto without pine nuts in the past when I had completely just forgot to add them. The pesto was not the same, but it was not bad.

I would go with the almonds though. I think that would be very good.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:59 PM   #5
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Alright, thanks.
This is the first time I've made a pesto. I'm used to doing more of the side dishes or deserts so I was a little worried. Thank you though.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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Let us know how it turns out. I am sure it will be great.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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Pesto does not HAVE to have any nuts in it at all. If you don't have them, I would just omit. I also omit the cheese when I'm using Pesto with fish.

In Provence, they call it "Pistou," and it traditionally never has nuts in it.

Some people like walnuts in pesto, but I don't care for that much if Im making pesto with basil.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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I love pine nuts and nuts in general, so wouldn't mind adding them to almost everything!
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:54 PM   #9
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Toasted walnuts are commonly used in pesto. CLICKY
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:03 PM   #10
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I have made basil pesto with pistachio nuts several times and I like it better than with pine nuts.
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