I've launched a little food-related project in conjunction with the folks at Fooducopia, a site where small food producers sell their products. My part in this is that I'll be creating recipes specifically for products sold on the Fooducopia site. This is one of those recipes.
This time the product is Salts of 7 Seas Applewood Smoked Gourmet Sea Salt.
You know those sweet, salty, smoky nuts that are so great to snack on? Most of the time, almonds get that treatment, but I’ve seen other nuts as well on sale at boutique shops and markets.
What if there was an easy way to make your own smoky snacks with very little fuss? What? You don’t have a smoker? You don’t need one! All you need is a little smoked salt, your favorite type of nut, and just a few minutes of your time.
Be careful, though, these are mighty addictive. If you find yourself going a little nutty and eating too many smoked nuts, you can toss these into your granola, or add them to other snack mixes. Good thing they’re so easy to make!
Use unsalted nuts for this recipe, since you’re adding salt.
Sweet, Salty, Smoky Nuts
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon Applewood Smoked Salt
1 cup of your favorite nuts
Melt the butter in a nonstick pan and add the sugar. When the sugar begins to melt, add the nuts and stir to coat. Turn the heat off, sprinkle with the salt, and stir to make sure the salt is well distributed.
It’s fine if you end up with small crispy clumps of sugar in the mix – those are fine little sweet-salty surprises.
Transfer the nuts to a dish to cool. They’ll be plenty hot, so try not to sample until they’ve cooled sufficiently.
To be clear, I'm not reviewing or endorsing the products in this recipe. I've created the recipe for Fooducopia to post its site and I'm re-posting the recipe here for my readers as well. Then again, since I created the recipe, rest assured that I liked it. I don't cook stuff that we're not going to eat.