This is a quick
and easy way to make tasty savoury nuts, perfect to go with drinks.
eg cashews, macadamias, brazils, blanched almonds
Olive Oil (leftover flavoured
oil from marinated feta or sun-dried tomatoes is super-good)
Lemon Juice (enough to offset the greasiness of the oil)
taste: Vegetarian Tom Yum Paste, Vegetarian Oyster (Mushroom)
Sauce, Sesame Oil, Wasabi Paste, Soy Sauce, Chili Sauce, BBQ
in a little warm water, Wholegrain Mustard - whatever flavours
you fancy. The more different ingredients, the more complex
the flavour - which is what I like personally :)
all the flavourings together in a jar. Add a few nuts to break
up the thicker ingredients (eg wasabi) until it's an oily smooth
paste. Mix through the nuts and place on heatproof dish (eg
earthenware or Pyrex) in a thin layer. Microwave for 3 mins
uncovered, then stir the nuts to even up the crunchy coating.
Microwave and stir in decreasing intervals to avoid burning
- it will
get VERY hot and you need to make sure it doens't burn in some
areas, especially if your microwave has 'hot spots'.
nuts will still be a little soft when the coating is done,
but they should crisp up if you leave them to cool uncovered.
Keep in an airtight container once completely cooled.
A blend of
nuts works well. You can use these to make Crunchy
Cheesynut Clusters. You can even add in cereals with the
nuts - I remember when I was a kid having 'Nuts n Bolts' which
included Nutri-grain with the nuts.