Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Cocktail Nuts

With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to suggest a wonderful, quick nut recipe that you can use at upcoming gatherings (these are courtesy of Eating Well). I made these last week - they are easy, delicious & taste great with a slightly chilled white wine. 

These nuts remind me of the fabulous nuts we enjoyed this past summer in Positano (aaahhh, overlooking the incredible Amalfi Coast enjoying a cocktail at LeSirineuse...). Sorry, back to reality in NJ where it is currently 25 degrees - this so doesn't look like Italy.

I think you will love these - give them a whirl this holiday season!

2 cups  whole blanched almonds

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 300°F.

Place almonds in a baking pan; toss with oil, cumin, salt and pepper. Bake until lightly toasted, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. 

Variation: Use curry powder and cayenne pepper in place of cumin and black pepper.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! looking forward to reading all the great tips and recipes! Gail


Comments are moderated and will not appear until the blog publisher has approved them.