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
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
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