Monday, 11 March 2013
Garam masala spiced cocktail nuts
The good thing about making your own nuts is that you get to put the nuts you like in and don't have to waste time eating your way around icky brazils. It also meant I was able to give them a bit of Indian-inspired flavouring to go with our dinner. The only downside is that they take much, much longer to cook than you think they are going to, but you still have to watch them quite closely.
Garam Masala Spiced Cocktail Nuts
100g pistachio nuts (shelled)
1 egg white
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp dark brown sugar
100g dried mango
Whisk the egg white until slightly frothy and add the garam masala, salt, cayenne pepper and sugar. Mix in the nuts until completely coated.
Spread out onto a baking paper-lined baking sheet and roast at 160C for about 45 minutes or until totally dried out and shiny-looking, stirring a couple of times to make sure the cooking is even. Allow to cool, then stir through the dried mango pieces. Dust with a little extra salt and cayenne to serve.