Recipe: Spiced Nuts by Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson writes: ""When you have houseguests coming in and out of your house, it's a good thing to have a bowl of nuts on hand for people to nibble on. The combination of cinnamon, paprika, cayenne and brown sugar makes these particularly addictive. And there's no need to wait for guests to make them."

From "Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook At Home" by Marcus Samuelsson. © 2014 by Marcus Samuelsson. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Spiced Nuts
Makes 1½ cups

2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ cup unsalted raw cashews
½ cup peeled and blanched whole almonds
½ cup walnut halves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon cayenne
1 Tbsp. light brown sugar


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the cashews, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring often, until the nuts are fragrant and golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Crumble the sugar over the nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted and coats the nuts, about 3 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl and serve warm, or cool and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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