Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Let's Party With Spicy Pecan Nuts!

Spicy pecan nuts in a bowl.

Spicy Pecans

Here’s a quick nut recipe to make when the guests come over or to take to as a party gift.  They’re a great snack to spice up an party!

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey


Preheat oven to 350° F. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. 

Add ginger, cumin and cayenne. Sauté until fragrant, about 10 seconds.  

Add pecans, salt and honey and coat well.  

Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 4 to 5 minutes. 

Remove from oven and spread out on cook sheet to cool. Cool completely before storing store.

Spicy pecan nuts on a baking sheet.
Spicy pecans out of the oven

Fun Facts About Nuts!

Did you know nuts are also high in oil and can turn rancid quickly?  

It’s best to buy nuts in small quantities where there is a high turnover of stock. 

Unshelled nuts have a shelf life of 1 year if kept in an air tight container in a dry, cool place. 

Store shelled nuts in their original package or in an air tight container in the refrigerator or the freezer for 4-6 months.  

Did you know nuts are also high in fat? One ounce of almonds (about 18) equals about 172 calories. In comparison, an egg is about 155 calories and a half an avocado is 130 calories. 

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