Sunday, 15 April 2018

Ras el Hanout Cashew Nuts

The April weather continues to tease us.  Yesterday, the sun was shining and I actually walked about without my raincoat.  Then we woke up today and its spitting rain.  Its late afternoon and its still raining.  So today, we play catch up with laundry and house work related stuff. 

Whilst going through some of the kitchen cupboards, I came across a packet of ras al hanout;  purchased it for  Moroccan Tagine with Spiced Seed Confetti,, but I find that I rarely use it as I often have all the spices at home to make from scratch, but as a person who dislikes waste.  I decided to use  the ras al hanout to coat some cashew nuts. 
This recipe is inspired by the Rosemary Cashew Nuts I made earlier in the year.  Once made and cooled down, I tipped them carefully into a recycled jar from Douwe Egberts Coffee (my instant coffee of choice).  Every time I go into the kitchen to make a cuppa, I find my mitts reaching into the jar and munching some.  





Let just say these homemade Ras el Hanout Cashew Nuts are very moreish.  

Ras el Hanout Cashew Nuts
Ingredients
200g cashew nuts or other nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cayenne pepper or chilli powder
2 teaspoon ras el hanout
You can bury prepared ras el hanout or make you home, if your anything  like me and have lots of spices.  See here for a recipe.
Method
Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180oc
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well to coat.
Then transfer to a non stick baking sheet
Oven roast for 5 minutes or so,

12 comments:

  1. For a while I was putting ras al hanout on lots of foods, but lately not so much. You make me think of doing it again!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Mae - What else do you use ras al hanout for, as i have only ever used it for Moroccan Tagines?

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  2. This looks delicious - are the nuts raw. I have been taking nuts into work for a snack that fills me up but I get a bit bored of the flavours at the supermarket and should try my own. And BTW I got sick of another lots of spiced nuts I made and turned it into a really nice nut butter, if your mits ever get sick of these (the nuts look so nice I don't know they would!)

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    1. Thank you Johanna. The nuts initially are raw but then are roasted with the ras el hanout. I like the idea of turning it into nut butter, but these will be gone before that time comes.

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  3. These look delicious Shaheen. I can imagine them being expensive in shops so it's nice to be reminded of how to make flavoured nuts at home.

    The sun is a bit peekaboo but it's meant to get to 23'C here on Thursday! I hope sunshine returns your way too.

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    1. Cashew nuts are expensive indeed, so its good to make a flavoured version to your own tastebuds at home. Yes the sun is playing games, lets see what Thursday brings!

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  4. I do love cashew nuts - so versatile, and just begging for a bit of spice. I hope today's weather is making up for its previous coyness!

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    1. Thanks Joey. Yes the weather is lovely this w/e, got quite a bit done in the garden today.

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  5. Oh Wow! That has inspired me!

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    1. Thank you Matron. So good to hear from you.

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