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sfprankster's (mis)adventures Goin' Nuts on a Road Trip

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Getting ready for a 4 day road trip to Lake Tahoe next weekend...some work, some play... :banana_smiley:

 

 

Making snacks for the road, the hotel and during work... 

 

...something simple, yet semi NUTritious... :icon_mrgreen:

 

...lots of smoked nuts in a couple of variations...

 

...all were organic and raw...

 

...the peanuts were also fresh...

 

 

...candied pecans...

 

  

 

 

 

 

...candied cashews...

 

 

 

 

...spicy peanuts...

 

 

 

 

...spicy mixed nuts(hazelnuts, pecans, cashews, brazil nuts)...

 

  

post #2 of 8
Those look nutrageous, not to mention healthy

Any recipes or do you go "mad scientist" and make it up as you go along?
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Just about everything I make is by way of the "mad alchemist". :pot: A little of this, a little of that...taste it...and make adjustments according to how I want it to taste...

 

 

Honey or maple syrup(the real stuff) will make an easy candied nut. Toss in a bowl and place them on foil, a baking sheet or whatever's handy. I made the "high tech" foil pans myself. Could you tell? Bake or smoke the nuts until crisp and dry. You can add the basics(salt/black pepper), spices, chilies or just about anything that fits your fancy. I like a little cinnamon and a couple of medium heat chilies on my candied nuts.

 

 

For the spicy nuts, I make garlic oil by beginning with room temperature evoo and adding chopped garlic. Slowly heat the oil and then let cool. Add to a bowl with the nuts and toss. Again, you can add  basics(salt/black pepper), spices and chilies to fit your preference. 

 

 

I use organic, raw nuts and it takes a while longer to finish than the pre-roasted nuts. The peanuts I used tonight, were fresh(still wet in the shell, white skins) and took over 2 hours to roast at 250-275.

 

 

 

About 30 minutes into the smoke/roast, the skins are still white or light pinkish in color...

 

 

 

 

Let the nuts cool and bag them up and you're ready to go... 241.png

post #4 of 8

SFP, they look delicious !!!!!:points:

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanx!!

 

 

We ate most of our way through the candied cashews and made a little dent in the spicy mixed nuts. Great for a quick bite while working all weekend. :icon_mrgreen: 

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Another fun nut variation to make...

 

I made these in our oven at work. I'm sure it could be made on a smoker just as easy.

 

 

 

Cinnamon Honey Roasted Almonds

 

Mix together your favorite honey and cinnamon...

 

...we used a local, organic wildflower honey and organic vietnamese cinnamon...

 

  

 

 

 

...fresh, organic almonds added and mixed until coated...

 

 

 

 

...spread out on a parchment paper lined sheet pan...

 

...baked until the honey has dried and the almonds are crisp...

 

 

 

 

...bagged up and ready to eat as is...

 

...onto a salad...

 

...or one of my favorites, tossed onto a scoop of horchata ice cream... :drool

 

post #7 of 8
Tasty nuts! We do Scarbelly's recipe several times a year. Super duper good!

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/154167/the-holiday-nuts
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

I love nuts with a sweet/spicy flavor. My gf limits the amount of spice I can add to anything I cook. In the original post of this thread, I made the peanuts hot 'n spicy, just the way I like 'em. :cool:

 

That was only after I made 3 batches of the ones she likes best. :icon_mrgreen:

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