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

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by sfprankster, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Getting ready for a 4 day road trip to Lake Tahoe next weekend...some work, some play... [​IMG]

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

    ...something simple, yet semi NUTritious... [​IMG]

    ...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)...

      
     
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  2. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Those look nutrageous, not to mention healthy

    Any recipes or do you go "mad scientist" and make it up as you go along?
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
  3. Just about everything I make is by way of the "mad alchemist". [​IMG]  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... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SFP, they look delicious !!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. 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. [​IMG]  
     
  6. 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... [​IMG]

     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. 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. [​IMG]

    That was only after I made 3 batches of the ones she likes best. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015

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