Wow, I’m actually on time for a French Fridays with Dorie post! Anne Leblanc’s Pistachio Avocado was a super-simple, yet unique, dish.
Aside from the avocado, the main ingredient was pistachio oil. I could not find it locally, so I looked for it on my recent trip to the Napa Valley. I found some imported French pistachio oil (I think it was the same brand that Dorie uses) at Dean & Deluca. But it cost $55 for an 8 ounce bottle! Oh, my!
I did find a less-expensive brand on Amazon, but decided to make my own instead. Astute Dorista Paula found a recipe at Food & Wine that I think many of us tried. If you are interested, you can find the recipe here: Toasted Pistachio Oil.
I’m not used to eating avocado as a side dish, but this was good. I served it with Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts as recommended by Dorie in the Bonne Idée. It really was a great combination!
I am curious to know how real pistachio oil tastes compared to the infused oil I made, but not enough to spend $55!