Wednesday, December 20, 2006

That is just nuts!

For all you holiday nuts out there, here is a quick and easy way to make some plain old nuts into fancy uptown nuts. One can use any type of nuts I picked almonds. They have a nice crunch to them and they hold up well to cooking.

This recipe is good for about 2 1/2 pounds of nuts which just happens to be the size of the bag of nuts we got at Costco.

2 teaspoons of sea salt
4 teaspoons of cumin
4 teaspoons of ground coriander seed
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom (had to go to Whole Foods for that)
6 tablespoons olive oil (give or take)

Over low heat for about 30 minutes heat the almonds in the olive oil until they are well coated.

Take them off the heat and toss with the mix from above. Let cool and serve!
One variation suggested from the other cook in the house. Set aside some with out the spice mix. The almonds actually taste pretty darn good all by themselves.


T.W. Barritt said...

I really enjoy giving nuts a "makeover." The coriander and cardamom are some really vivid flavors, so I'll have to give this one a try.

wheresmymind said...

Skwerls truly are evil!