Looking for an easy, gourmet protein to have on hand for your next cocktail shindig? Look no further…Ina Garten’s rosemary nuts are the bomb! They only take a few minutes to make and your guests will devour them.
- 3/4 pounds cashew nuts
- 3/4 pounds almonds
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 teaspoon cayenne (less if you don’t like spicy)
- 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Meanwhile, combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl. Remove the nuts from the oven and coat with the mixture in the bowl. Serve warm or room temperature in a bowl. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary.
Ina Garten’s original recipe here. I made a few changes to her recipe as you will see. I add almonds, more cayenne and butter. At this point I really just “eye” my measurements. Once you make them a few times you’ll end up putting your own spin on the recipe.
Make a batch of these for the perfect hostess gift. Package them as “nuts and bolts” in a can. For an easier option, grab a clear bag and tie it with a string that has a few construction nuts attached. Simple, fast and creatively cute.