Saturday, November 15, 2008

Spiced Nuts

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 cups unsalted mixed nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon salt

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the spices and set aside.

In a large dry skillet, place the nuts and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Add the butter and cook, stirring, until the nuts begin to darken, about 1 minute. Add the spices, the sugar, water, and the salt and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens and the nuts are glazed, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the nuts to the prepared baking sheet, separating them with a fork. Let the nuts stand until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Emeril Lagasse

1 comment:

Annie said...

Great on salads with a little Caerphilly and some dried cherries or cranberries. Use either the Cinnamon and honey dressing or roasted garlic dressing. Both in this blog.