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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nuts with the Flavours of Asia

Why do these nuts have the flavours of Asia, because they are sweet, spicy and salty. Now this is an easy way to make some mixed nuts very tasty and very morish.

They are easy to make, but be warned when you taste them, especially when they are warm, you will have a hard time stopping yourself from eating them all.

You can alter and adapt this recipe as much as you want, but you must have the sugar and salt which gives you the lovely contrast of flavours. One moment you are tasty sweet flavours then it becomes salty and in between you will get a burst of spicy.

Now this is the basic recipe but adjust it to your tastes. It is best to taste after everything has been added, which will give you the true flavour.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts
500 gms mixed nuts (without salt is better as you can adjust the amount while making these)
2 tsps flaked salt. 1 - 2 dessertspoons brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, (or a pinch of chilli flakes) 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 2-3 tbsps olive oil

Heat oil in a frypan - beware don't make it too hot or it will burn everything. Add nuts, toss until all coated in oil. Add spices stir 1 minute, then add sugar keep stirring until sugar has melted and coated the nuts. Remove from heat, taste the nuts, adjust flavourings to your tastes. If adding more salt or sugar return frypan over low heat so the salt/sugar can melt over nuts. When cool store in an airtight container.

As I said beware these are addictive.

1 comment:

  1. They sound so perfectly balanced! And served hot these would be perfect for the weather :D