The pistachio nut is a dry fruit originating in Persia, from a Mediterranean shrub, the true pistachio tree from the Anacardiaceae family. Those that we have for you have become rare and are considered to be the best. They come from the island of Aegina in Greece.
It is a small green coloured almond in a shell that opens when the fruit is ripe.
They can be eaten raw or grilled. When grilled they are usually salted and eaten as an aperitif.
They are at home in sauces or stuffings for poultry and other white meats, in terrines and pâtés, but they also go perfectly with scallops or delicate fish such as the Saint Pierre or turbot.
Its natural sweetness means it is ideal for sweet dishes, of course the famous pistachio flavour ice cream coming first place, but also in tarts, fruit salads, with chocolate desserts and citrus fruit desserts, with red fruits or dried fruits.