Thursday, 29 April 2010

NIGELLA'S NUTS


Once you start eating these, you will never want to stop.....

These scrummy, seasoned mixed nuts are perfect with an aperitif, or three. The recipe is from Nigella Bites and is "adapted from the recipe for the spiced nuts served at the Union Square Cafe in New York". They are ridiculously easy to make and are absolutely delicious.

500g assorted mixed nuts (including peeled peanuts brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, whole unpeeled almonds)
2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or hot smoked Spanish paprika)
2 tsp dark muscovado sugar
2 tsp Maldon salt
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted.

Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.

Toss the nuts in a large bowl to combine and then spread them on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for about 10 mins, or until they are light golden-brown.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the rosemary, cayenne (or paprika), muscovado sugar, salt and melted butter. Remove nuts from the oven and thoroughly toss in the spiced butter. Serve warm. You will be fighting with your guests to get your hands on these!

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