Fire & Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Fire and Rosemary Spiced Nuts
Recipe by Dragon

Some times you feel like a nut. Some times you don't. Today, I really felt like a nut. Almonds to be exact. I love nuts that are both spicy and sweet. The rosemary was a last minute inspiration that really made these nuts sing. Now all I have to do is figure out how not to eat the entire batch. :)

Makes about 2 cups

2 cups mixed whole almonds, raw cashews, pecans and/or raw peanuts
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the rosemary, chilli powder and cayenne pepper. Stir for about 20 seconds.

3. Reduce the heat to low and add the nuts, stir to combine. Add sugars and salt. Stir to blend.

4. Transfer the nuts to a baking pan. Bake until the nuts are toasted, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes.

5. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store them in an air tight container for up to 5 days.


Arundathi said...

i made some nuts like these - but it was sweet and spicy! these look absolutely amazing. and i love them served in the wine glasses.

Darius T. Williams said...

So, I love the combo you have here. I love nuts and I think this would be an absolute great treat to have. And you know what - it's okay - go ahead and eat the whole batch.


Peter M said...

Two cups? Gone in an hour but then again, the recipe would be a hit.

Lo said...

I've got to agree with Peter on this one. We'd have these consumed in no time!

I like the rosemary piece, cuz I'm a huge fan... but the fire is really what's hard to resist. Nothing like a spicy nut :)

Dee said...

Oh, this is so up my street! Excellent idea :)

Anonymous said...

I've been craving spiced nuts for days now. Thanks for the great recipe! I love the addition of the rosemary.

Thistlemoon said...

Now THOSE look great! I love almonds!

test it comm said...

Those almonds sound spicy and good!

Vera said...

I love spicy nuts! The recipe sounds great. And the photo looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

These look amazing! I have tons of nuts that I need to use up (they're in the freezer and I need the space). This looks like a great recipe!

maybelles mom said...

seriously addictive I bet.

Neen said...

Cayenne and Brown sugar... wow, those nuts will demand your attention! Sounds like a much more grown up version of the old tired nuts that most people serve at dinner parties before the food comes out. Oh, and I love the presentation.

Emily said...

I'm liking you more and more...

I always feel like a nut! I'm cRaZy.
These sound really good.

Deeba PAB said...

I feel like a nut looking at this...AWESOME!! That's a great idea...oooh delicious!

Dragon said...

arundathi: You'll love these.

darius: I almost did.

peter: That's about as long as they lasted.

lo: spicy nut = me!

jordana: Give in and try these

jen: Thanks!

kevin: Thanks!

vera: Well, then you'll love me. :)

madam: This recipe is calling your name.

maybelle: So addictive that I almost ate the entire batch by myself.

neen: I think the brown sugar mellows out the pepper just a tad.

emiline: We should start a club. :P

passionate: You can join the club too.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love this kind of nuts! Cute way of serving them on the champagne glasses!

Anonymous said...

This looks fantastic, but I have to agree with anyone who said that 2 cups is just not enough!

redmenace said...

What a great idea. I will make them for movie night. Thanks!

Dragon said...

clumbsy: They are cute in there, aren't they? This way everyone gets some and you don't have to worry about grubby hands in a bowl of nuts.

judy: I LOVE that my readers are greedy little creatures. I thought I was the only one!

redmenance: You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

Looks so nice inside the flutes! Nuts and "fire" is always a good combination.

whall said...

One of these days I'm actually going to try one of these recipes and then there's no going back.

Jeanne said...

Oh I *love* these! The flavours sound too heavenly and I love how you've served them :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely liked your wine glass presentation!

Beth said...

Thanks for this GREAT recipe! I made them for my passover seder and they were devoured.

Beth said...

I just need you to know that I come back to this recipe every single year! They are a HUGE hit for my Passover seder and everyone asks for them :-)

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