Savory Pistachio Cream: A Nutty Twist On Traditional Recipes

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Pistachio Creamy Pesto Pasta

Point: This savory dish combines the creaminess of pistachio cream with the bold flavors of pesto for a delicious pasta dish.

Step 1: Cook your favorite pasta according to package instructions and set aside.

Homemade Pistachio Paste
Homemade Pistachio Paste

Step 2: In a food processor, blend together 1 cup of shelled pistachios, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves, and 1/4 cup of olive oil until smooth.

Step 3: Toss the pistachio pesto with the cooked pasta until well coated. Serve hot and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

Grilled Pistachio-Crusted Chicken

Point: This savory dish features tender grilled chicken coated with a crunchy pistachio crust for a unique and delicious flavor combination.

Step 1: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2: In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of shelled pistachios, 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Coat boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the pistachio mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

Step 4: Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve hot with your favorite side dishes.

Pistachio Cream Stuffed Mushrooms

Point: These savory stuffed mushrooms are filled with a creamy pistachio mixture that will impress your guests at any dinner party.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Remove the stems from large mushrooms and place them on a baking sheet.

Step 3: In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of pistachio cream, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and chopped fresh parsley.

Step 4: Stuff each mushroom cap with the pistachio mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve hot as a delicious appetizer.