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Almond Oil

post #1 of 12
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I was just at an Indian grocer and saw almond oil. I've never used it in anything, and I will now, but I don't know what. I imagine it would be great in some cakes and cookies, but I don't make sweet things very often, so I'm looking for lunch/dinner ideas.

Anybody have any good suggestions?
post #2 of 12
click here---> Use for Almond Oil

It is also used in creams, lotions and massage oils
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post #3 of 12
OY,

Almond is one of several nut oils that have all sorts of culinary uses. Others I can think of off the top of my head include walnut and hazelnut. I'm sure there are others.

Be sure and store opened containers in the fridge, because nut oils can turn rancid relatively quickly.
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post #4 of 12
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Thanks, amazingrace:) That's a pretty general reference--anybody have more specific uses? Does a dish end up with a lot of almond flavor or no?
post #5 of 12
Ok Yeti,


Let me think about this one, I have one up my sleeve but I better make sure its correct.

ahhh 3 trusted OILS : Olive, Almond and Coconut.

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post #6 of 12
I have it, but often forget i do. I use it like extra virgin olive oil for salad dressings. Especially nutty ones.

Like sesame oil it loses its taste with cooking, so add at the end, or drizzle over the end result.
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post #7 of 12
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Thanks, KYH, I figured that. I put it in the fridge even before I opened it.
post #8 of 12
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Good to know, thanks :^). Then maybe it's not worth using in baked stuff?
post #9 of 12
Yeti,


I went through my culinary delights of Hindu recipes, thought I might of had one but it was for almond slivers.

It is not exactly an oil you would want to cook with as was stated previously. (salads yes)

Almond oil for the hair as a conditioner is terrific.
It is a rich source of vitamin E.
Some essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium come from it.
Raw almond oil enhances the taste of foods.
It is popular in aromatherapy (treat yourself), helps reduce cholesteral, nourishes the brain (we all could use that), and helps the nervous system.

These are just some things, I am sure there are more.

Hope this helps a bit.

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post #10 of 12

Salad dressing

I make a lentil salad with goat cheese and finely minced carrots, celery, roated red bell, and scallions with a hazelnut oil emulsion salad dressing. I've always thought of nut oils for salads or something like chimmichurri or pesto where it isn't cooked, but can add a lot of flavor. Interested to hear what you decide.
post #11 of 12
There are loads of varied flavored oils outthere , store bought and homemade. Most are good on cold item applications. Keep in mind that when cooking, many of them change and also have different smoking points.
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post #12 of 12
I use it in place of butter!
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