Using raw pistachios for the pistachio paste

Can I use homemade pistachio butter by processing raw pistachios for the pistachio paste?

Netta Etzion
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Nicole D. June 23, 2023
Hi Netta! Yes, I've seen recipes for pistachio paste that call for raw pistachios that you soak for a minute or two in hot water, rub the skins off with a kitchen towel, and then blend with a little water. I've also seen more elaborate paste recipes that add things like orange flower water and roasted pistachio oil. The key is to use raw (unsalted/not roasted) pistachios. Let us know what you decide to do and how it turns out!
 
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