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Old 12-10-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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Recipes for pistachios

I'm seriously addicted to pistachios. This article made me feel a little better about snacking on them every night, but I know there must be creative ways to add pistachios to meals.

I tried roasting pistachios in the oven and even boiling them and both times they didn't come out so tasty. I keep hearing about the health benefits of pistachios and I figure I should incorporate them into my family's meals. Any tips?


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Old 12-10-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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You can use them to make a crust for chicken or fish....

And I ave a great recipe for pistacio pound cake :)
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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Pistachio Pound Cake!?!?!?!?!!?!? That sounds INCREDIBLE, how much do I need to pay you to share? :)
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure I posted it here before...I'll find the thread for you!

Each view of the pound cake thread will be 10.00 bucks please!
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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I'll pay you $1 for each pound I gain while eating it. If only there were a way to keep the pistachios in their shell in this recipe. That'd be bad news for the teeth..
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:35 PM   #6
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Here you go..... Pistachio Poundcake

Hmmm $1 a pound......not a bad deal!!
And maybe you can leave the shells on if you are making it for someone you don't like!!

Oh by he way you can add crushed pistachios if you want more nut pieces throughout.
Enjoy!
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:41 PM   #7
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Now that's a good idea! I can't seem to link to the article that inspired my pistachio craze. Google "pistachio principal" and i'm sure you'll find it.

I am going to open a bag of pistachios right now as a matter of fact, because it's O.K.

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #8
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We use it a lot in Indian cooking especially desserts. I love to make pistachio burfi. It's basically a dense fudge that is made with ground pistachio's. Here is the recipe.

2 sticks of unsalted butter
4 cups of unsalted pistachios (powdered) (add a little sugar to it to get a fine grind)
1 cup of milk powder
1 small can of ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp of ground cardamom
1 cup of sugar - Taste and adjust if you like it sweeter

In a pan, add the butter. Once it's melted add the ricotta and cook it until the water from the ricotta evaporates (it will release a good amount of water). Next add the milk powder and cardamom. Continue to roast the milk powder. Next add the pistachio powder and sugar. It should all turn into a thick mixture. Pour it into a pan and evenly spread it (needs muscle power). Pat it with the back of a small bowl to ensure the top is smooth. You can sprinkle the top with some slivered almonds and press it lightly so the almonds stick in the fudge. Make diamond shaped cuts and let the mixture completely cool.

Remove carefully (should harden as it cools), enjoy

Pistachio icecream is also great. I make mine with lots of ground pistachios, heavy cream and condensed milk along with cardamom. Freeze and enjoy.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:43 PM   #9
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Are you referring to the AOL article that said pistachios help reduce the bad cholesterol level? Great news for us pistacho lovers!!! Thanks for finding that pound cake link, I must try it...
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Are you referring to the AOL article that said pistachios help reduce the bad cholesterol level? Great news for us pistacho lovers!!! Thanks for finding that pound cake link, I must try it...
No it's on PistachioHealth dot com and the article is called The Pistachio Principle. If someone with greater powers than I could post it we could all see. I know I'm going to keep eating pistachios.. though I can deshell pretty fast, so I don't know if it's really benefiting me :)
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