Sicilian Pistachio Sauce

You know what I love?

Pistachios!

A month or two ago a friend of mine living in Sicily told me about this pasta sauce made with the delicious little nuts. Since then I’ve made it a few times so I thought I’d share.

You start by removing the pistachios from their shells and grinding them in a food processor. You want to get them fairly fine, but with a few larger pieces here and there.

You’ll need 1/4 cup ground pistachio for the sauce and a bit more to sprinkle on top afterwards.

This would be a good point to start some water boiling for the pasta. I won’t tell you how to boil the pasta, though. I’m sure you can figure that part out. :]

Next, finely chop up 1/2 cup of onion. Over low heat, sweat them with 2 Tbsp olive oil until they are soft and translucent. Once the onions are done, add the 1/4 cup ground pistachios to the pan.

Once the onions and pistachios are stirred together, you may notice that it is a bit dry. Just add a bit more olive oil until it forms a paste. Now increase the heat to med-low and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Stir this for about 1 minute until it thickens up and remove the pan from the heat. Add a pinch of salt and a few turns of ground pepper, and you’re done!

Spoon a bit of the sauce onto your pasta of choice and sprinkle a bit of the extra pistachio on top. There you have it, an authentic Sicilian dish. Simple, yet delicious!

Sicilian Pistachio Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup ground pistachios
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Over low heat, sweat onions in olive oil till soft and translucent.
  2. Add 1/4 cup ground pistachio and enough olive oil to make a paste.
  3. Increase heat to mid-low and add 1/2 cup heavy cream. Stir for 1 minute till sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with remaining ground pistachio.
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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Sicilian Pistachio Sauce

  1. kat

    That looks so delicious and incredibly easy! I definitely wanna try the pistachio sauce the next time I’m craving pasta lol. Thanks for sharing! Iā€™m new to blogging here and I just love how supportive and creative everyone is! If you have time, could you please check out my blog? http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/ I would love some advice and feedback šŸ™‚

  2. I use pistachios in a lot of recipes and this one sounds delicious.

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