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Almond Oil Substitute

cocoagirl Feb 13, 2003 01:10 PM

I am making a salad dressing calling for almond oil- the salad has almonds in it as well- I can't find it- what would be a substitute

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    jake pine RE: cocoagirl Feb 13, 2003 01:28 PM

    walnut oil or hazelnut oil

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      JoCreek RE: cocoagirl Feb 13, 2003 01:34 PM

      Try this,

      Take whatever amount of almonds your using for the salad and cook in 4 Talbs. of extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until golden, about 3 minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Pour almonds and oil into a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl and cool. You now have almond oil, and your almonds will be toasted for your salad.

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        rjka RE: JoCreek Feb 13, 2003 04:49 PM

        Not a bad idea, but its not almond oil. I'd also think that the strong flavor of the olive oil would overwhelm the the delicate flavor of the almonds. you might be better off tyring this approach with a lighter neutral flavor oil like canola or grapeseed.

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          JoCreek RE: rjka Feb 14, 2003 12:05 PM

          Rjka your probably correct about using a milder oil such as Canola or Grapeseed, I just made a spinach salad last week using pecans vs. almonds the recipe called for and using this tecnique and it worked very well, imparting a lovely nutty flavor.

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