Pistachio Measures, Equivalents, and Substitutions• 1 pound in shell = 2 cups shelled
• 1 pound shelled = 3-2/3 cups nutmeats
• 1 ounce in shell = about 20 nuts
• 1 cup in shell = 1/2 cup nutmeats
If only the flavor of pistachios is necessary, and not the firm texture, you may substitute pistachio oil. Two to 4 tablespoons should do the trick. Reduce the amount of other oil in the recipe by the same amount.
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More About Pistachios and Pistachio Recipes:• Pistachio Selection and Storage
• Why are pistachios red or pink?
• Pistachio Equivalents
• Pistachio History
• Pistachio Lore and Legends
• Pistachio Recipes
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