Yet another dish from our Housewarming Extravaganza! I absolutely LOVE that you can make these nuts two weeks ahead. And they are tasty too! I found the recipe in the Food & Wine 2009 Annual Cookbook, and it's a keeper. Quick & easy, I love the mix of nuts and the savory flavors!
Wine Bar Nut Mix
Active: 10 minutes Total: 30 minutes Makes 6 cups
This fantastic sweet-and-savory mix of pecans, almonds and walnuts from The Casual Vineyard Table (Ten Speed Press), by Carolyn Wente and Kimball Jones, makes a great gift.
2 cups pecans
2 cups almonds
2 cups walnuts
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed fresh rosemary, sage, savory and thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, toss the nuts with the maple syrup, olive oil, herbs and cayenne. Spread the nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Season the nuts with salt and pepper and toss frequently until cooled.
Make ahead: The nut mix can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.