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Flavored Party Almonds: Barbecued, Sweet Spiced & Lemon Garlic

Last Modified: 05/29/10
First Published: 05/29/10
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These flavored party almonds are quite delicious and quick to make, so if you like flavorful nuts, then you just almondshave to try to make them yourself! The method is quite simple: you toast almonds with salt, flavorings and butter or oil on the stove until they have browned a touch. And the results are stunning: with this simple technique you can turn ordinary almonds into something quite sophisticated and elegant, perfect to serve as nibble with a cocktail at your next party or family get together!

Also, feel free to experiment with different flavorings. The sky is really the limit: try different spice combinations, sweet and hot, salty and lemony, try it out! Also don't limit yourself to just almonds: try this teqnique with peanuts, cashews and pistachios as well.

2 cups almonds

Method:

Heat a nonstick skillet. Add 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil, the almonds, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper + flavorings. Toast about 8 minutes on medium low heat until they are fragrant and darker in color, make sure to stir often.

Flavorings:

Barbecued
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/16 teaspoon cloves

Chinese Five Spice
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder

Lemon Garlic
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 minced garlic clovess

Sweet Spiced
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon allspice