smokey honey roasted almonds

January 1, 2011

To go with the Spicy Honey Roasted Pecans, I have for you, my readers, Smokey Honey Roasted Almonds. Doesn’t sound too different? Well, they are. A world of gastronomy apart. Not really, but they are a nice compliment and are quite unique in their taste. Here’s the recipe. Roast and enjoy.

2 cups raw almonds

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp chipotle chili powder or smoked paprika

1 tbsp sel gris or other coarse salt

Preheat oven to 375

Mix all the ingredients except for the sel gris in a mixing bowl until the almonds are well coated. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake in a pre-heated oven for 5 – 8 minutes. The sugars will bubble and turn a darker colour.

Remove the almonds from the oven and stir with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle with sel gris and and let cool on the baking sheet. As they cool, the sugars will begin to harden. Serve on their own or add to a salad, pilaf, or tagine if they make it that far. The ones I made lasted about 7 minutes.

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