|Anne Lablanc’s Pistachio Avocado…delicious!|
When I looked at this weeks French Friday recipe, the word easy came to mind! Four ingredients was all that was called for. We’ve had a string of easy recipes lately. I’m not complaining, since my life has been quite hectic this spring. Easy works for me! After spending a week down south, and returning home late wednesday night, I was delighted not to have anything too complicated to delve into. Expensive also came to mind. The recipe called for Pistachio oil, which I found on the internet, and not in my local supermarket. It was quite expensive at about 16 dollars for an 8 oz. bottle. However, I was short on time. So, I decided to look for a recipe and make my own. I found one at Food and Wine. It seemed perfect except, it had to infuse overnight. There was no way I had time to wait for the oil to infuse. Then I searched my pantry. Oh, the surprises that I seem to find hiding there. I found a can of pistachio paste. I’ve used this product before, and know there is usually an oil sitting on top of the paste. How lucky was I? It worked perfectly! Now that I have an open can of Pistachio paste sitting on my counter, I see some Pistachio Gelato in my future…yum!
For this recipe, cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Then take a thin slice off the bottom skin of each half of avocado, so that they will stand. I peeled mine. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, so that you have about 1/8 of a teaspoon in the bottom of each piece of avocado. Fill each cavity to the top with the pistachio oil and, sprinkle with sea salt. Serve extra lemon on the side. That’s it! I told you it was easy! I loved these! I will definitely make them again…they were so good! I see serving them as a starter for a dinner party. I ate mine for lunch, and totally enjoyed the rich nutty flavor imparted by the pistachio oil. I think I’ll make a bottle of the pistachio oil, just to have it on hand for the next time I have an avocado in the house!
Happy Friday everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook “Around My French Table”. To see what the other Dorestas are up to check it out here.
|My pantry find…Pistachio nut paste…note the oil on top|
|This was luscious…loved the flavor of the pistachio with the avocado|