Smoked Almonds

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by scarbelly, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We just finished smoking some almonds - killer recipe
    2 TBS Butter
    2 TBS + T Tsp Tabasco
    1.5 Tsp Worstehire
    .5 Tsp Dry Mustard
    .75 Tsp Garlic Powder
    .75 granulated salt
    2 Cups Raw Almonds

    Mix in bowl and let sit for 30 min - drain and add to aluminum pan with ridges to sit on rack - preheat oven to 225 with applewood chunks

    Smoke stirring every 30 min for 90 min

    Season with the items below to finish
    Pinch of smoked hickory salt at the finish
    Pinch of popcorn salt at the finish
    pabeef, bcruver and meateater like this.
  2. man thoes look so so good makes my mouth water and i just got dun eating dinner[​IMG]
  3. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ive smoke almonds before, but I must say yours look fantastic. Good job. You wanna try some else? Get yourself a 1# bag of salted mixed nuts, and make some homamade smoked peanut butter. That is if you like peanut butter. Better than store bought and more flavor.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that sounds like fun - gonna have to give that one a try
    Roasted another batch of nuts the other day and they were a little hotter
    even with the same recipie. I love the spice!
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked Almonds are great... I love the ones you get in bags, never thought of smoking them myself...

    The smoked Peanut Butter sounds great too...
  6. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  7. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks like a fine recipe. One thing though, have you tried replacing the butter with bacon grease?

    I have a recipe that I use mainly for mixed nuts, but also works for almonds. Seems like the bacon grease adds another dimension. But, as has been mentioned before, bacon makes everything better.
  8. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Started doing almonds after coming here. GWF that sounds amazing got that on my list now. Been smoking around 5 lbs almonds with 1 bottle Arizona Gunslinger sauce and a hand full of fresh ground New Mexico red chilies. Save the left over chile sprinkles for other goodies after smoking.[​IMG]
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So about how many TBS is 8 slices - we keep bacon fat in the fridge for cooking and I am really wanting to try this recipe this weekend
  10. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, I dont want to highjack scarbelly's original post, but I have to say to Geek with Fire, that recipe and the end product look amazing.
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am going to make them this weekend so no hijack issues with the Scarbelly - try them both toally different tastes
  12. distre

    distre Smoke Blower

    That looks and sounds great Scarbelly. And Meat Hunter that peanut butter sound gooood.

    Momma likes peanut butter and Daddy likes it when Momma is happy.
  13. distre

    distre Smoke Blower


          is it best to hot smoke all nuts or just almonds? I believe you can cold smoke pecans, I was wondering about walnuts.
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I smoke lots of batches of mixed nuts - these almonds are the only time I smoked an individual nut and that was because it was all I had in the house at the time and I wanted to smoke something -

    With the mixed nuts I do them at 225 for about 3 hours - I have never tried to cold smoke nuts
  15. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i like the toastyness that the heat gives nutz.............
  16. this sounds so good, i'm trying this recipe tomorrow!

    i like the idea of using bacon fat, too.  probably will make some with butter, some with bacon drippings.
  17. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Were your almonds raw or roasted when you started?

    We've tried smoked almonds twice now, and neither time came out like we wanted.  Both times started with raw almonds.  First time was cold smoke at the same time as a batch of cheese.  They had an ok flavor, but needed to be cooked / roasted.

    Second time, we followed a recipe sort of like yours except we used oil instead of butter.  Also made our own popcorn salt in the baby cusinart.  Smoked over pecan chips at 250.  That time they had a nice crunch and taste, but not much smoke flavor.  It was the first time I had opened that bag of pecan chips.  I'm thinking that they were too mild for doing nuts.
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't remember for sure  but I dont  think they were roasted. That post is a year old and I can't remember yesterday LOL  
  19. LOL!  I didn't realize how old this post was when i responded to it. 

    In any event, I'm trying the recipe with raw almonds.

    I saw in another thread you recommended seasoning nuts with chipoltle powder.  I think I'm going to try that, too, since I have some on hand.
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes Chipotle and garlic powder - you might want to give them a light spray with some olive oil first then the mix of garlic and chipotle - I just do a light sprinkle of each right out of the jar then smoke them

    Let me know how you like them 

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