Olive Oil-Poached Green Almonds with Dill

Olive-Oil Poached Green Almonds with Dill
Olive Oil-Poached Green Almonds with Dill
Green almonds are a rare spring treat; simmering them in olive oil, orange juice, and aromatics mitigates their slightly bitter exterior, making them an irresistible cocktail party snack. Get the recipe for Olive-Oil Poached Green Almonds with Dill »Matt Taylor-Gross

Green almonds are a rare spring treat; simmering them in olive oil, orange juice, and aromatics mitigates their slightly bitter exterior, making them an irresistible cocktail party snack. Contributor Kristy Mucci first tried these at Lokanta Maya in Istanbul.

Olive Oil-Poached Green Almonds with Dill
Simmering young, green almonds in olive oil, orange juice and aromatics mitigates the slightly bitter exterior, making an irresistible cocktail party snack.
Yield: serves 6-8 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. green almonds
  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 12 tsp. sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. roughly chopped dill

Instructions

  1. In a 4-qt. saucepan, combine the green almonds with the olive oil, sugar, garlic, onion, orange juice, and salt and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until green almonds are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Let cool completely and then stir in 1 tablespoon dill. Transfer almonds and their cooking liquid to a serving dish and garnish with the remaining dill before serving.