Happy Cinco De Mayo!!
This is going to be short, sweet and and spicy. To buy flavored nuts is insanely expensive. You can fight the high prices by making your own. Whatever your choice of nut is, the flavor possibilities are unlimited.
I personally love spiced walnuts. The spicier, the better. When I decided that I wanted to give some of my friends a little Cinco De Mayo gift, I looked no further than the big bag of walnuts that I always have in my pantry. I was lucky that Dar had brought to my attention Charmane's Gourmet Seasonings. Charmane has some of the most unbelievable flavored sea salts that you will ever come across! Don't take my word for it, give her a visit and see what I am talking about!
Gin's Spicy Walnuts
2 cups walnuts
1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon Lime Fresco Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon Habanero Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 garlic powder
1/2 onion powder
1/2 cup finely chopping fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon melted butter
(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (2) Put all ingredients in a large plastic bag and shake, shake, shake. (3) Bake for 12 minutes and cool. (4) ENJOY!!
Here is my suggestion to you. Make, bake and bag these for gifts immediately. They are addicting. I know that walnuts are good for you, but I pretty sure they are not talking about 2 pounds at one time? The possibilities for the use of these walnuts are also unlimited. They can be eaten plain, on a salad, in a cheese ball, on pasta, used as ravioli filling, and so on....
Have a happy Cinco De Mayo.
PS Spicy Walnuts are also good with a "big" icy Margarita or a cold Mexican beer!