Hazelnuts are one of autumn’s great offerings. Loved by confectioners the world over, where would gianduja from Piedmont or French praline be without the hazelnut?
The sweet tasting kernel can be eaten raw but roasted they take on a whole new meaning with even crunchier buttery notes working equally well in savoury hazelnut recipes.
Roasted hazelnuts are ideal used in everything from soups to meat dishes, dips like Catalan romesco or whole or chopped up into a salad to add another level of crunch and complexity.
How To Cook With Hazelnuts: The Recipes
If you’re not familiar with hazelnuts savoury side we have put together an eclectic list of hazelnut recipes to show you just how easily they can go down the savoury route.
From a pumpkin lasagne adding essential crunch, to the heady heights of haute cuisine with chef Nuno Mendes' recipe with asparagus or even creating a toasty bed for raw sea bream. Of course, we wouldn’t be complete without the classic chocolate and hazelnut cake as well as a couple of other hazelnut desserts to show you what this nut is capable of.