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hot, sweet & salty nuts!


With Christmas upon us, we are all looking for an easy but outstanding nibble for guests.  Family and friends will love to nibble these nuts! They are what I called them – hot, sweet & salty!  The recipe is from the Union Square Cafe, New York – they are called their ‘bar nuts’.

  • 2-3 cups mixed natural nuts
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 tspn cayenne pepper (the ‘hot’)
  • 2 tspns brown sugar (the ‘sweet’)
  • 2 tspn Maldon or other sea salt (the ‘salty’)
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  1. Warm the nuts on a baking tray in the oven (180C) for 10 mins.
  2. Melt the butter in a large bowl and stir in the hot, sweet and salty!
  3. Toss the nuts in the butter mix.
  4. Serve warm.

* could try tossing in ghee for true paleo version