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from AMERICAN PISTACHIO GROWERS


from AMERICAN PISTACHIO GROWERS

2015 Holiday Edition

Pistachio-Inspired Holiday Recipes Think of this special pistachio-inspired holiday edition as a cooking guide from our APG chefs for all your holiday gatherings and family get-togethers. From the simplest of holiday greens with pistachio pesto to a decadent and amazing pistachio pie, holiday entertaining shines with our beloved recipes featuring our beautiful green nut for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, and every other seasonal meal you may be hosting. Cheers!

CONTENTS

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Cocktails/Appetizers

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Sides

19 - 23

Entrees

24 - 34

Desserts

35 - 41

Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In


Appetizers

Spiced Pistachios

Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Appetizers

Pistachiomento Cheese

By Chef Robert Del Grande

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For the recipe click here:


Cocktails

Pistachio Rum Moustache By Chef Grant MacPherson For the recipe click here:

Grant MacPherson A native of Scotland, Chef Grant MacPherson is an acclaimed executive chef who has been creating culinary dishes on �ive continents for the past 32 years. Executive chef for Viking Range Corporation, and former executive chef at Bellagio and Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chef Grant orchestrated several hotel culinary operations—some with more than 18 restaurants and 800 culinary employees under one roof—making him a bona �ide expert extraordinaire in operations and all types of cuisines.

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Appetizers

Scallops with Pistachio & Lemon Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

Sweet Paul Magazine

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Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe created Sweet Paul Magazine, a lifestyle magazine featuring simple, elegant meals and stylishly easy crafts for the home. Born in Oslo, Norway, his Mormor and Great Auntie Gunnvor instilled in him a love for cooking and crafting. That love carried over to his career in New York as a food and props stylist, and eventually the creator of the quarterly Sweet Paul Magazine. The magazine includes culinary and craft ideas that are humble, accessible—but never boring!


Cocktails

Pistachio Fizz

By Chef Tory McPhail

For the recipe click here:

Tory McPhail

Executive Chef, Commander’s Palace, New Orleans, Louisiana

A three-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee, in 2013 Tory McPhail was named Best Chef: South. Growing up on his family’s farm in Washington State, Tory ate fresh, locally sourced foods and built an early appreciation for their origin. After school, Tory began his career at age 19 in New Orleans, where his career �lourished.

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Appetizers

Pistachioritas

By Chef Robert Del Grande For the recipe click here:

Robert Del Grande

Executive Chef / Partner, Café Annie and RDG + Bar Annie, Houston, Texas

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Robert Del Grande, a celebrated American chef, is the executive chef and partner of the renowned Café Annie in Houston, Texas. As a James Beard Foundation Award winner in 1992 for Best Chef: Southwest, Robert has �igured prominently in the historical revision of American cooking, indelibly changing the culinary landscape with his use of the tastes and �lavors of the Southwest.


Appetizers

PistachiomolĂŠ

By Chef Robert Del Grande For the recipe click here:

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Sides

Sweet Potatoes with Pistachio Butter By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

Cheryl Forberg

RD, Chef and Nutritionist for NBC’s Hit Show The Biggest Loser

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A New York Times bestselling author, in 2011 Cheryl was named as one of America’s 100 Most In�luential People in Health and Fitness. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, she was selected as the nutritionist for the NBC hit show, The Biggest Loser. She co-wrote the eating plan for the show and has shared cooking and nutrition tips with the contestants ever since.


Sides

Holiday Green Beans with Pistachio Pesto By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Sides

Pistachio Pesto

By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Sides

Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage, Dried Fruit and Pistachios By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Sides

Spinach Salad with Smoked Turkey and Pistachios By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Sides

Whole Roasted Baby Pumpkin

By Chef David Vartanian

For the recipe click here:

David Vartanian

Executive Chef / Co-Owner, Vintage Press; Co-Owner: Jack and Charlie’s, The Southern Paci�ic Depot, and Le Boulevard Coffee Market, Visalia, California

In 1966, David’s family moved to Visalia, California, where they established the Vintage Press. Situated in the heartland of American agriculture, the menu of the Vintage Press revolves to include seasonal fruit and vegetables in the restaurant’s classically French-Californian menu. In addition to the Vintage Press Restaurant and Catering, David is co-owner of Jack and Charlie’s, The Southern Paci�ic Depot, and Le Boulevard Coffee Market—all located in Visalia.

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Sides

Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios By Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian For the recipe click here:

Sharon Palmer RDN, Plant-Powered Dietitian

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Sharon Palmer, known as “The Plant-Powered Dietitian,” is a registered dietitian, food and nutrition writer, and enthusiastic plant-based nutrition expert with 16 years of experience. She has published articles on plant-based diets, which include pistachios, in magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, and Cooking Smart. She has also authored two books on nutrition—the latest one, The Plant-Powered Diet: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health, was published in 2014.


Sides

Roasted Zucchini Pistachio Gratin By Chef Gerald Hirigoyen

For the recipe click here:

Gerald Hirigoyen

Chef / Partner Fringale, Piperade and Bocadillos Wine + Tapas, San Francisco, California

Gerald Hirigoyen grew up in the Basque region of France, surrounded by a cooking culture. At the age of 13 he apprenticed at restaurants in Paris. Then, over 30 years ago, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and cultivated what would become his signature—incorporating fresh ingredients into simple yet scrumptious dishes that echoed the local spirit as well as that of his homeland.

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Sides

Pistachio Bread Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine

For the recipe click here:

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Entrees

Turkey Roast with Sausage, Fruit and Pistachio Dressing By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Entrees

Chicken Gallantine with Pistachios, Cranberry & Chanterelles By Chef Gerald Hirigoyen For the recipe click here:

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Entrees

Seared Halibut with Pistachio Relish & Tomato Saffron Stew By Chef Gerald Hirigoyen For the recipe click here:

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Entrees

Pistachio Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb By Carol Kicinski

For the recipe click here:

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Entrees

Pistachio Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin By Carol Kicinski

For the recipe click here:

Carol Kicinski Carol Kicinski is a television chef, magazine founder and editor-in-chief, freelance writer and cookbook author, and a professional gluten-free recipe developer. Kicinski’s food philosophy: Find and enjoy foods that are naturally gluten free. She loves the challenge of discovering how to reinvent old favorites and create new ones without gluten. She is the founder of Simply Gluten-Free, a gluten-free online magazine.

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Desserts

Blueberry Gingerbread with Pistachios By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Pistachio Pumpkin Cheesecake

By Cheryl Forberg, RD, Chef and Nutritionist For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Pistachio Cakes with Cherry Rum Sauce and Pistachio Brittle By Chef Lauren Mitterer

For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Pistachio Pie

By Chef Lauren Mitterer For the recipe click here:

Lauren Mitterer

Pastry Chef / Owner, WildFlour Pastry, Charleston, South Carolina

Lauren Mitterer, a two-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the pastry chef category, received her degree in Baking & Pastry Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 2004. Starting out as Executive Pastry Chef at The Red Drum Gastropub, Lauren quickly became a “rising star” in Charleston’s culinary scene. In 2009, she left Red Drum to pursue her dream of creating extraordinary desserts and specialty cakes and established WildFlour Pastry and a successful catering business.

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Desserts

Pistachio Flan with Candied Pistachios By Chef Lauren Mitterer

For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Pistachio Tart with Shortbread By Chef Lauren Mitterer

For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Date & Pistachio Cake with Candied Orange Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Holiday Amaretto Truffles Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Nougat Blanc with Pistachios & Almonds Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Pistachio Date Balls

Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine

For the recipe click here:

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Desserts

Pistachio Layer Cake

Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine

For the recipe click here:

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Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Pistachio Banana Waffles with Grapefruit, Mint, & Dulcey Chocolate Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Chocolate & Pistachio Boston Rolls Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Blondies with Salted Pistachios & Lemon

Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine For the recipe click here:

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Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Pistachio Biscotti By Chef Jean-Yves Charon

For the recipe click here:

Jean-Yves Charon

Pastry Chef for Galaxy Desserts, Richmond, California

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Jean-Yves, co-founder of Galaxy Desserts and the creative force behind their French-inspired recipes, has over 25 years of experience in developing and manufacturing innovative desserts and pastries in the classic French tradition. His creations have earned top honors, most notably the Outstanding Dessert in the U.S. Award, through the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). In 2010, Jean-Yves was a featured pastry chef in the world-renowned pastry magazine, So Good.


Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Pistachio Pound Cake By Chef Jean-Yves Charon

For the recipe click here:

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Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Cherry, Pistachio, & Amaretto Clafoutis

Recipe Compliments of Sweet Paul Magazine

For the recipe click here:

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Breakfast, Dessert and When Guests Pop In

Caramelized Pistachio & Chunky Chocolate Chip Bars

By Chef Gerald Hirigoyen

For the recipe click here:

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