Homemade Christmas Gifts – Smokey Roasted Chili Nuts
Everyone loves a nut or two over Christmas and these Smokey Roasted Chili Nuts are fabulous, particularly with a small glass of something special. Select a few different nuts and spices; smoked paprika for the smokey flavour, a dash of dried crushed chillies for heat and a dab of ground cloves for the festive cheer. Roast them in the oven and bagged them in a clear cellophane bag decorated with some rustic twine and a cinnamon stick, very festive!
Smokey Roasted Chili Nut
- 50g pecan nuts
- 50g pistachio nuts
- 50g whole almonds
- 50g flaked almonds
- 2tsb cold water
- 1tbs olive oil
- 1tsp smoked paprika
- Pinch of ground cloves
- 1tsp Maldon Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp dried crushed chillies
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Mix all the nuts except the flaked almonds into a mixing bowl add the water, oil, salt, ground cloves, smoked paprika, salt and crushed chillies, mix well.
Spread the nuts on the lined backing tray and roast them in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, stir them once and add the flaked almonds, mix and return the tray to the oven.
Let the nuts cool completely before bagging them in a cellophane bag or a clean empty glass jar.
Makes 200g smokey roasted chili nuts
Choose your own selection of nuts. This recipe use shelled nuts however you could use pistachios in their shells. You could also personalise your spices to make something very special for each person. Dried herbs or dried citrus fruit skins added in will add a new dimension to the flavour.
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