During Winter food becomes a great source of comfort and warmth as well as fuel. We don’t crave salads and juices in Winter – we hanker after hearty food that’ll keep us powering on through the chilly days and nights.
Enter these Warm Rosemary Almonds. Now while raw, natural nuts make for a fantastic and healthy snack on the run, warm nuts are on a whole other level.
You wouldn’t think that the simple act of cooking raw almonds for a few minutes in a fry pan with a mere four ingredients — butter, rosemary, brown sugar and salt flakes — would make such a different taste-wise but it does. And we are all the better for it.
These are fantastic for an after school snack, for eating while relaxing on the couch with a movie or to go with drinks when friends pop unexpectedly around. They’re also a perfect dish to make with the less-than-fresh almonds you have in the pantry. So you can make these and then give yourself a pat on the back for being both thrifty and clever.
- 2 cups raw (natural) almonds
- 1 tablespoon butter (15 grams)
- 1.5 teaspoons rosemary (dried or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt flakes or salt
- Pour almonds into a heated fry pan and stir over a low flame for 3-4 minutes. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
- Add butter, rosemary, sugar and salt and continue stirring for another 2-3 minutes until sugar caramelises.
- Serve immediately.
- Any leftovers should be stored in an air-tight container.