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    Default Ideas and/or recipes for green walnuts?

    I've been kindly offered as many green walnuts as I would like I've found they can be pickled, or made into wine or a liqueur. Nothing else though and the recipes seem quite variable!

    Is there anything else I can do with them?

    Does anyone have any favourite green walnut recipes?
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    Wow! Lucky you - very nice in a goat's cheese salad, maybe with some figs as well. They are also lovely in lots of Italian recipes - I've got a recipe somewhere for rough walnut pesto that is much nicer with wet walnuts than the usual - lighter and fresher tasting.

    I'll have a think...

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    This is nice with hot fresh pasta - probably a flat pasta as it's reasonably rich although also eaten with spinach ravioli or spread onto bread. Yummy!

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    6oz. wet walnuts (170g)
    2 garlic cloves
    2 slices white bread
    1/4c. milk
    3 T. olive oil
    Salt

    Remove the crusts from the bread and soak in a little milk, just enough to wet the bread.
    In a food processor, blend the bread with the walnuts and garlic until pureed.
    Add salt to taste, then add olive oil and blend again.
    It can be thinned with more milk until you have the consistency you desire.
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    Port!!!
    You can make port from green walnuts, so I'm led to believe. Its why I bought a walnut tree anyway.
    Give me a day or 2 and I will get the recipe from the man who told me.
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    You could fry them, and sell them at a variant of the Whistle Stop Cafe??

    Just a thought
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    Thanks

    Rhona, in my ignorance (and as I am not posh like Bob, so don't have my own tree ) I didn't even know you could just eat them 'as they are'
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    Hee hee! Well I guess they're something you don't happen across too often! You could also try some in homemade baklava, which would be dreamy - I have a very easy recipe for that if you fancy. They also turn up in some Mexican recipes, again I've got one somewhere for a stuffing type thing, with pomegranate seeds which is lovely and versatile and nice with quail.

    My FiL grew a walnut tree from seed which now graces the front lawn and has a little crop each year - always impresses me!

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    Just remember to where gloves when you remove the outer coat or you'll end up with very brown stained fingers!
    I think you can preserve them in honey, will look to see if I can find a recipe.
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