Sicily is the only place in Italy where pistachios are grown. Their cultivation dates from the Arabian invasion and it is laborious work. The trees only bear fruit every two years and are planted in areas that prevent the use of machines to harvest the fruit. Bronte pistachios are world-renown for their intense, full flavour, bright green colour and grassy aroma, which comes from the mineral rich soil and the Sicilian sun and air. Vincenzo’s Pistachios are premium quality unroasted unsalted Bronte pistachio.
Vincenzo’s Pistachios will keep for 6 months unopened at room temperature. Once opened keep in an airtight container and consume within 2 weeks.
How to use
Vincenzo’s Pistachios can be consumed as-is but, as all nuts, they will benefit from being lightly roasted to enhance their taste (10 mn in a 180C oven).
Bronte Pistachios 100g
Pistachios can be used both in savory and sweet recipes. Their unique taste and color immediately transports you to the Middle-East!
- Mix them with a little bit of olive oil and crunchy salt, roast them for 10 mn at 180C and serve them as aperitif bite
- Make a super healthy dessert: 3 - 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt, an orange (segmented), a drizzle of honey and some lightly crushed Pistacchios
- Add them to cakes, cookies or breads
- Mix ground lamb with some pistachios, raisins, cumin, salt and pepper. Make patties and grill or bake. Enjoy with pita bread, tomato salad and some garlicky yogurt
- Add them to salads. They will go especially well with beetroots, carrots, leeks and green asparagus.
- They also pair very well with goat cheese. Try a bruschetta with warm goat cheese, honey and roasted pistachios. Serve with a simple green salad for a light lunch.
What about Vincenzo
You can taste Sicily in each bite!
It was 1992 when Vincenzo, 31 years old, decided to stop his monotonous job as a truck driver and start a new venture following his passion for cooking. He had always been curious in the kitchen and, when not on the road, spent time cooking typical Sicilian recipes.
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