If you’re like me, you have several Christmas Parties and Dinners to attend. Yes, a bottle of wine is always the go-to, but here is a little something to give the hostess with your wine. These nuts are so good I’m practicably addicted! The yield is a lot so I also make them in a gift bag for the girls in my hubby’s office with a little round of Brie and a 4 oz jar of my Cranberry & Apricot Chutney. They are always so busy I like to give them something to take to any parties they may have to attend. It’s like a gift for them to keep or share. I also make them a bottle of homemade Kahlua, but that’s for another day…
Roasted Rosemary & Smoked Paprika Nuts
2 lb Cashews
2 lb Almonds – Whole Raw
1 1/2 lb Macadamia Nuts
2 lb Pecans – Whole Raw
2 1/2 Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
1/3 cup fresh rosemary chopped fine
1 Tbs Spanish hot smoked paprika
2 Tsp celery salt
2 sticks butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Chop the rosemary very fine. In a large pot, melt the butter and add rosemary and paprika. Cook for 5 minutes until all the flavor is infused in the butter. In a large mixing bowl, add the nuts and toss with butter mixture and celery salt. Spread nuts out on two large baking sheets and cook for 25 minutes. You will have to pull them out once during the cooking time to toss a little.
These nuts are so good you will have to hide some for yourself!