Dr. Wonson’s Kitchen: Spiced Nuts
Posted on Dec 19, 2014
Still looking for a last-minute gift to give the special people in your life? Cynthia, our friend and patient, was kind enough to bring us some delicious spiced nuts as a holiday present, and needless to say- they are long gone! Instead of packing in tons of sugar, Cynthia’s treat incorporates herbs and spices, leading to nuts that are flavorful and addicting without leaving you sluggish. It’s a simple recipe that will be sure to please the special people in your life (and yes, one of those special people should be you!). Her recipe is below (courtesy of Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh from FoodNetwork). Mix up a batch today and get ready to enjoy the holidays!
Spiced Cocktail Nuts
Recipe courtesy of Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, via FoodNetwork
3 cups mixed nuts (such as pecans, walnuts, cashews, pistachios and almonds)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the nuts in a mixing bowl and set aside. Put the butter into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. As the butter melts, add the thyme leaves, cumin, mustard, cayenne, allspice, and white pepper. Allow to simmer for 1 minute. Pour the butter mixture over the nuts, add the salt and toss well to coat. Spread out the nuts onto a baking sheet in 1 layer. Put the pan into the preheated oven and bake until the nuts are golden brown (about 20 minutes). Remove and let cool. Serve immediately or keep in a sealed container for up to 1 week.
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