Spiced Rosemary Nuts
- 2 1/2 cups mixed raw nuts such as pecans,
walnuts and peanuts
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Place the nuts in a bowl. In a small, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the olive oil. Add the rosemary and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Pour the seasoned oil over the nuts. Add the sugar, cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne and stir to coat the nuts evenly. Transfer the nuts to a baking pan.
Bake, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are toasted, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool completely.
Store the nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining, by Georgeanne Brennan (Oxmoor House, 2007).