Toasted spiced nuts for salads

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smoky chilli nut and spice mix

I make up around 2-3 cups of this mixture at a time and  keep stored in an air tight container. There is no fixed formula, just use the nuts  you like best. They are so  versatile,  adding  that little extra crunch and spicy savoury taste to so many dishes, especially salads.

Here are few   of the ways I have used these  spicy nuts and seeds.
fennel salad with chilli nut mixturesummer greens with spicy nuts

Spices used in this recipe

  • Chilli Chipotle Ground

    Product description

    Chilli Chipotle Ground peppers are smoked, dried Jalapeño chillies. They appeared when the Aztecs used to add dried chilli to food as a preservation method. They have a rich smokey flavour with nutty, leathery notes that blend well with other strong flavours. Chipotle flavouring is widely used throughout Mexico, the United States and more recently, in Australia. It can be used in soups, stews and casseroles. It also has a variety of health benefits to defend against intestinal diseases and aid in weight loss. The ground form is easier to use but is not as strong as using the whole smoked chipotle chillies.

    SKU: A00008
    $4.99
  • Paprika Smokey

    Product description    

    Smokey Paprika has a vibrant red colour with a warm, silky, and slightly woody capsicum flavour. Our paprika is sourced from Spain and smoked here in Melbourne using traditional oak wood smoke. This ensures that you get a beautiful rich smokey depth of flavour to your dishes every time.

    SKU: C02919
    $6.95
  • Cumin Seeds Ground

    Product description

    Cumin seeds are an ancient and versatile spice that are a staple in countless kitchens across the world. Cumin has a khaki colour and peppery and nutty flavour with tangy citrus overtones. It is a key ingredient in curry making. Use in Middle Eastern, Indian, Spanish and Mexican cooking.

    The spice people carry cumin as cumin seeds ground and cumin seeds whole.

    SKU: B0030
    $3.45
  • Fennel Seeds Whole

    Product description

    Fennel seeds whole is obtained from the aromatic and tall fennel plant, which originated in the Mediterranean and are member of the caraway family. The seeds release a strong anise flavour that is warm and breath freshening. It is a key ingredient of the Chinese five-spice and Herbs de Provence

    The spice people carry these fennel products; fennel seeds ground and fennel seeds whole.

    SKU: C02912
    $6.95
  • Sesame Seeds Black whole

    Product description

    Sesame seeds Black are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. These are the unhulled form of white sesame seeds & have a more crunchy texture. When chewed they have a similar nutty flavour with a hint of extra sharpness. Used more in savoury dishes like stir-fry vegetables & Japanese seasonings. Due to its deep, rich aroma and oil-rich, nutty flavour, they are preferred over white sesame in East Asian cuisines, especially in Japanese and Chinese cooking. We also stock Sesame Seeds White.

    SKU: B0102
    $3.45
  • Sesame Seeds White whole

    Product description

    Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with an earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on bread & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines in both dishes and as a garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.

    SKU: B0101
    $3.45
  • Sea Salt Flakes White

    Product description

    Salt is not a spice specifically but one of the most common condiments required for seasoning and a key ingredient in any pantry. Sea Salt flakes are used to flavor various recipes both savory or sweet. Australian Sea salt is obtained using a more complex process than table salt, which includes evaporating seawater. Due to this process sea salt contains trace minerals and nutrients that table salt does not have. Our sea salt is specifically obtained from the Great Barrier Reef. Sea salt flakes have a soft and sheer texture. The flakes can easily dissolve over the food.

    SKU: C02929
    $6.95

Method

  1. Heat a large  frying pan  to a moderate  heat. Add all the spices  and lightly toast for 2 min.  Add the dried  pomegranate seeds first. They are slightly sticky and the  dry spices will coat them and prevent them sticking to the other seeds.
    Add the remaining ingredients, stirring often and  making sure  not to burn the spices or seeds. This should only take a few minutes. Remove the  seeds and spices from the pan and allow to cool before placing in an airtight container. They should last several weeks. If they do appear to go stale then  simply lightly toast again before serving.

     

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