DIY pistachio dishes for World Pistachio Day

In honor of World Pistachio Day, February 25, here are some pistachio-inspired recipes from around the globe explained in videos.

The pistachio nut's distinct flavor is often omitted from recipes because of the labor-intensive shells or salt. To get around these issues, find extra helpers or look for unsalted, shelled pistachios in your market.

Here are a variety of dishes from sweet desserts like the Sicilian pistachio cake to spiced pistachio stuffed tandoori chicken to try.

Sicilian pistachio cake from ristorante Fontana Murata in Sicily: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HapwHS_Xq4Q

Red pepper pistachio dip by American restaurant Season 52's executive chef, Clifford Pleau,: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WwRLx8choU

Pistachio tomatillo sauce with cumin, coriander rubbed tilapia:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4SkKDtqN9A

Murgh Pistadah (Indian tandoori chicken with pistachio stuffing) by Punjabi chef Manjit Gill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfKW1x_R6uM

Brownies with pistachios with Latvian Chef Mary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hsNKhGkNfI

Flower and pistachio salad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVkKyXqvQmU

Grilled pears and pistachio ice-cream from South Africa's The Global Table: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16YS7p2oGz4

 

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