Tuesday, August 04, 2015

After-Work Nuts

This time of year is crazy in the pickle business, so my darling's been going in before it's fully light out and getting home sometime between 7 & 9 most nights. She is wiped out! Last week was tough and this week is shaping up to be as difficult. So, yesterday, I sent her flowers. Today, I have whipped up some spiced nuts for her to nibble on when she gets home from work. She's usually pretty hungry by the time she arrives. They're yummy, a little sweeter and less spicy than the rosemary walnuts I give away at Christmas. They make a nice gift, as well as the perfect after-work nibble.

After-Work Nuts
10-12 oz. can mixed nuts
1 tbsp. chopped, fresh rosemary 
1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
1 tsp. flaked sea salt (like Maldon)
1 tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts on a baking sheet, evenly, and toast them until they're light golden, about 10 minutes. While the nuts are toasting, mix the other ingredients together. Toss with nuts, making sure they are completely coated. These are best warm, but are also tasty once cooled. 

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