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Pine Nuts...
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WallSal55    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:50:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw a bag of these in the produce dept. for 4.99.
Didn't know how to use these, and the bag said
they had a "woody" flavor. After doing a little
google search, I see you can put them on salads,
and on chicken breasts, chinese dishes.
Anyone here like them? How do you use them?
Didn't want to splurge on the whole bag until
I knew I would use it all up.
They go by several names? Pignolia nuts?, etc.?

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 11-10-2004 at 15:00:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had them once and they were great. I was in the U. S. Army and we had a kid from around Salt Lake Utah with us, he was off the reservation. One day at mail call I got a box of pecans from my parents and was sitting on my cot shelling a few when he came in an ask me what they were. He had seen them shelled but never in the shell. We sat down and ate the whole box. About a month later he came in and had a large sack of them pinya(sp) nuts that his folks had picked up and sent to him after he had wrote home and told them about pecans. I don't know if they were roasted or not but we sat and shelled them things all evening for several days and they were great. Never got the chance to use them with anything else or ever saw them again.

George in TX    Posted 11-10-2004 at 15:34:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're talking about pinon nuts (with a ~ over the n in pinon) then I know them well. As a kid I lived in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. There were zillions of 'em and we'd eat them raw as well as roasted. I liked them both ways. Too many raw ones could sure give you a bellyache though.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 11-10-2004 at 18:34:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats them.

Zenia    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:58:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yummy yum yum they are tasty. Strong flavor, pretty rich; you don't need a lot, but my 4 y.o. boys can go through a whole bag in one sitting.

Pine nuts compliment chicken wonderfully, and are good on salads but I think sunflower seeds are as good for the salads, and much cheaper. They much are better than other nuts when used to make pesto. Put together pine nuts, olive oil, lots of fresh basil and garlic in a blender, makes great pesto!

Mmm Mmm Good    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:56:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pine nuts are great. They come raw and roasted (that's all that I have seen anyway). Roast them if you buy raw.

Believe it or not, they add a super flavor to iced tea. The "woodsy" flavor is something else in a cold glass of tea.

Add them to salad or cold pasta dish. You can drop a small handful on fish or poultry as you bake it.

They sell them out of the back of pickups in New Mexico by the name of Pignola Nuts. Cheap and mighty tasty. They are considerably more expensive from the market but well worth it.

Now I am hungry.

- Peanut, might change my handle to Pinenut

Old John    Posted 11-10-2004 at 15:03:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh yeah, I love 'em.
We discovered them on a trip to the Southwest,
about 6 yrs. ago.
Native American Folks were gathering them in the mountains, in garbage bags. We brought a few handsful home.
I'm gonna plant a couple. Doubt I'll ever see them bear nuts though.
They are SO high in the store, up here in Hoosier-land.

'Til later,
Old John

Aprille    Posted 11-10-2004 at 19:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pine nuts are the best in Pesto well as in salads..I would spend the money..that is actually a great price..ENJOY!!

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