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I'm a sucker for macadamias, but at a...

nihon_no_cook's picture

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Yep, I stocked up when they were on sale a few weeks ago - luckily all in vacuum-sealed jars, so they'll keep for a while. Other than using them in various cookie recipes (white chocolate chunk macadamia nut cookies, use them in brownies, etc.), I don't have a lot of t&t uses for them. Of course, I could just snarf down the contents of the jars out of hand (hey, it's worked in the past!), but I figured I should at least ask for recipes before I splurged.

I bought the Mauna Loa roasted, lightly salted, mostly whole (not chopped or halved) macadamias . . . I have been using them as-is, but I suppose I could rinse them off if a recipe called for unsalted ones, right?

TIA for all your (presumably) excellent suggestions!

Chiffonade_'s picture

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Do a search on "Macadamia Tart Recipe" in your favorite search engine. Also, rummage through your cookbooks and look for other recipes with nuts...compare and contrast...and decide if you could use macadamias instead. Make up a Hawaiian relish to serve with pork - it can include pineapple, a dash of tomato product, perhaps a dash of hot sauce. At least quarter the macadamias (they are quite large to use whole in a relish). Perhaps mix them with a chutney to serve with something savory.

As for me, I'd have to keep them under lock and key so as not to wolf them down. They are incredible.

NLM's picture

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I'm with you guys - I rarely have the willpower to have any left to use in recipes. When I can contain myself and keep from eating them RIGHT away, I like to dip them in dark chocolate. Sinfully good!

nihon_no_cook's picture

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I find that actually dipping them in chocolate takes too much time - it's much more efficient to unwrap the bar of chocolate, eat a handful of nuts, bite off a chunk of chocolate, and chew both together. That way you can maximize your chocolate/macadamia consumption : )

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NLM's picture

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That's a fantastic idea! I always learn so much here.

D.J.'s picture

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i it's much more efficient to unwrap the bar of chocolate, eat a handful of nuts, bite off a chunk of chocolate, and chew both together. That way you can maximize your chocolate/macadamia consumption : )

Also, there are no cooking aromas for the family to detect, so you don't have to share!!!