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How To Make Festive Spiced Nuts

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x
  • Category: Party Food
  • Cuisine: Christmas

Description

These easy spiced almonds and pistachios are flavoured with cumin, cinnamon, paprika and orange zest, and go down a storm at Christmas and New Years parties! Adapted from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table (ad).


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g (3.5 oz) blanched almonds
  • 100g (3.5 oz) unsalted pistachios, shelled

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees (320 fahrenheit).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the spices, orange zest (use the finest hole on your grater or a microplane), sea salt, honey and olive oil to make a thick paste. Set aside.
  3. Spread the nuts across a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes until just golden, keeping a close eye on them as they can catch in just moments!
  4. Tip the hot nuts straight into the spice paste and stir well with a rubber spatula until the nuts are well coated. Don’t use a spoon – unless you use a rubber spatula you’ll get lumps of the spice mix in your nuts rather than a nice even coating!
  5. Spread the nuts across a large plate to cool before storing in an air tight container for up to a week.