Smoked Spicy Mixed Nuts

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by scarbelly, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wanted to get some good spicy mixed nuts done for Christmas Day
    Used a modified version of Geek with Fire's recipe
    2 TBS Warmed Bacon Fat ( we keep a container in Fridge for gravies etc)
    40 oz Mixed Nuts
    1 Cup Brown Sugar
    1/3 Cup Tapatio
    1/4 Tsp Chipotle Powder
    Heat the fat in a Wok add Nuts to coat then add the remaining ingredients until sugar melts and nuts are well coated
    Add
    1 Tsp Dry Mustard
    1 Tsp Chili Powder
    1 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
    1 Tsp Cayanne Pepper
    1/4 Cup Honey

    Stir together and simmer over med low heat for 20 minutes stirring regularly. Do Not Walk Away - This will burn in a heartbeat
    Remove to pan with holes to allow smoke to penetrate and smoke for about 4 hours

    Here is the Wok prep




    Here they are loaded into the pan with holes



    After 4 hours in the smoker



    These are a little sticky yet but very tasty
     
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yowza! Those do sound spicy. Gonna go great with some Chrismas beers.

    [​IMG]for a smoke well done.


    Well it won't let me give you points right now, but know the intention was there. :)
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    suprisingly they are not that hot - but I am a chilihead
    Thanks for the attempt on the points
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So on day two they actually have a good smoke flavor - they did not have much yesterday coming off the smoker - nice and not too spicy, will add more heat next time
     
  5. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds great will have to try this recipe for my next batch!
     
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nica and thanks for reminder to use some of my powders on my next batch!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you like spicy, add a little more chipotle or chili powder - I know I will next time - these were tasty and got better after a few days
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man those look good...[​IMG]
     
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I did these last WE. not fond of sweets so cut the sugar and honey in 1/2 and I will tell you that these things are Great.Been making my own chipotle powder but picked up a bottle to add to all my spices,really takes it to a upper level.Thanks for the new snack.
     
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice,
    doing some nuts on the smoker is in the plans for the new year, thanks for the informative post. [​IMG]
     
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hope you like them as much as we did. If you like heat add a little more of the red pepper flakes and chipotle - I will for sure next time as I am a chili head
     
  12. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Are the 40 oz. of mixed nuts already roasted or are they unroasted nuts?

    Thanks, John
     
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use the extra fancy Mixed Nuts from Costco which are roasted.
     
  14. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK, I loved these the first time so I made another batch today-less sugar and a lil less heat-before they hit the smoker I added white choc. chips to the top. we shall see in a couple hours.
     
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok so how did this turn out - I am really interested in this one
     

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