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    Saturday, September 08, 2012

    Gin and Tonic with Spicy Nuts Anyone

    As anyone who has sold a house knows, keeping it pristine is not really hard, but so unnatural.
    Doesn't stop me from sitting down at the end of the day, with a beautiful Gin and Tonic, with a lemon from our tree.

    Some kinda nibble, is almost compulsory.
    I love making hot nuts and I really enjoyed this version
    I got a bottle of Al Browns Orange and Chili Oil at the Food Show in a Goodie Bag and it has been great.
    Just mixed with some cumin and citrusy coriander seeds, a little cayenne pepper, brown sugar and salt.
    I added some Extra Virgin Olive oil, as the infused oil is delightfully flavoured, but maybe could be a little overpowering. 
    Yum. The Aroma. That's what I should do for the Open Home to tempt them
    The SuperMarche had salted Cashews on special. Couldn't resist.
    I normally would use raw nuts but let's not be too proud here.
    A special is a special, $13 a KG

    Heat your oven to 180C
    So for about 250 gms Nuts

    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    1/2 - 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (your choice)
    1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar
    1 heaped tablespoon sea salt
    2 tablespoon Al Browns oil (optional) 
    2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    I mixed the dry ingredients in a mortar  using the pestle
    with Al's oil
    And then added the rest of the oil

    Made a nice 'wettish' paste

    Meanwhile place your nuts in a tray into the pre-heated oven
    They should take 15-20 minutes to toast
    Keep an eye on them
    Nothing worse than burnt nuts
    When toasted, remove from oven and toss immediately with the oil mix

    Two Gins and Nuts
    No Waiting!


    Ben Hur said...

    Keen to see your forthcoming post for Blog Action Day. I am also writing/doing Blog Action Day. Good on you!

    So Simple said...

    Hi Mr Ben Hur as it turns out we are in he middle of moving and I just can't squeeze in blog action day

    Maybe next year
    Enjoy it