Fistik Ezmesi is Turkish marzipan. It’s green because it’s made from pistachios, not almonds, as other marzipan is. In fact, it doesn’t even use any almond flavouring at all, though it does use a great deal of sugar. It’s used in cookies, cakes, and various desserts. Cooking Tips 1 cup (4 oz / 125g) of…
Pistachio butter is a flavoured butter made from 1 part blanched pistachios, ground to a paste, combined with two parts butter. The mixture is then forced through a sieve. It is used as a garnish on hors d’oeuvres, soups and sauces.
The 26th of February is the day to treat yourself to pistachios, and learn a little more about them. Many people already know that pistachios aren’t naturally red, but why are they dyed at all?
Pistachio Oil is a deep green colour. Its pistachio nut taste is very pronounced. Cooking Tips In fact, the taste is so pronounced, that it’s not just a case of a little going a long way: if you use too much it can ruin your dish or dressing. It is best combined with another neutral…
Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms
This is a bit fiddly, but you can make it a day ahead.