Munch a Bunch of Pine Nuts in China
One of the fathers came to my class for the first time and after we were almost done doing our lesson on vegetables at the local wet market here in my neighbourhood in Kunming, he bought us all a big bag of some kind of nut or seed, I thought it was some kind of pumpkin or sunflower seed…nope, I was wrong. It was pine nuts.
I haven’t seen them much in China but I have a favourite recipe for Broccoli, Cheese and Pine Nuts that I like to make to go with chicken – I can’t cook it much. Now I know what to look for, of course the time consuming part is getting the seeds out of the shell….not as easy as other seeds. I did a little research and these are Asian Pine Nuts either from Korea, Siberia or the Himalayans. And yes, there come from the pine cones of pine trees.