Spiced Nuts

This recipe appears in Nigella’s Christmas book where it is titled “Seasonally Spiced Nuts”. They are so delicious, they should not be limited to the holidays.

4 cups mixed nuts of your choice
1 1/2 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. celery salt
2 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. light brown sugar
3 sprigs rosemary, needles finely chopped
Maldon or other sea salt, to sprinkle

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over a medium heat. When hot, tip in the nuts along with the garam masala and celery salt. Push them about for 3-4 minutes to toast lightly. Add the olive oil, brown sugar and rosemary. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes to coat all the nuts evenly. Tip onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

The Union Square Cafe’s Bar Nuts

Keep these on hand for drinks parties and everyday nibbling.

2 1/4 cups mixed raw nuts
2 tbs. coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. dark brown sugar
2 tsp. Maldon or other sea salt
1 tbs. butter, melted

Heat the oven to 350°F and spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Transfer to a bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients. Serve warm or keep in an airtight container.