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.