Hazelnuts: Uniquely Oregon

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Hazelnuts are uniquely Oregon; no other place on earth can grow hazelnuts that match the quality, size and flavor profile of those grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley; 99 percent of the U.S. hazelnut crop comes from the Beaver State. Throughout the coming months, we will highlight some of our favorite recipes that exemplify Signature Flavor, Premium Quality, and Uniquely Oregon.

In this month’s Recipe Roundup blog, we highlight “Uniquely Oregon” recipes that showcase the versatility of Oregon hazelnuts and chefs who have used hazelnuts in creative new ways.

Toasted Hazelnut Polenta

Change up this Italian comfort food classic with toasted hazelnuts. Our recipe provides step-by-step instructions for this delicious five-recipe dish that pairs great with meat.

Cider Poached Salmon with Hazelnuts

In this recipe, an intensely flavored dry hard cider is used to cook tender salmon fillets. The fish is complemented with a sprinkle of buttery hazelnuts and a drizzle of tangy mustard sauce that has hints of sweet cider flavor.

Sweet Potato, Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

Hazelnuts provide the topping and final accent to this variation on a classic cake recipe; the tastes and texture blend perfectly in another uniquely Oregon hazelnut dish.