Union Square Café Rosemary Nuts
Source of Recipe
Once Upon a Chef with Jenn Segal
"Versions of the famous Union Square Café Bar Nuts appear in many cookbooks. Since I love them, I thought it only fitting to include my own adaptation here. Sweet, salty, spicy, and rosemary-infused, they are the perfect nibbling food. And they're so easy to make! Serve them with cocktails, enjoy them as a snack, or give them as a gift. But don't say I didn't warn you: they are hard to stop eating!"
Recipe Link: https://tinyurl.com/2p99d667
List of Ingredients
◦ 2 ˝ cups unsalted mixed nuts
◦ 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
◦ ˝ teaspoon cayenne pepper
◦ 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
◦ 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
◦ 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 350° F and set an oven rack in the middle position.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Place the nuts on the baking sheet and toast in oven in oven until warm, fragrant and lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Keep a close eye on them, as nuts can burn quickly.
In a large bowl, combine the rosemary, cayenne pepper, brown sugar and butter. Add the warm, toasted nuts to the spiced butter and toss well. Add kosher salt and toss to coat thoroughly. Serve warm or let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Freeze for longer storage.
Makes 2 ˝ cups
I like this recipe best with cashews and pecans, but you can use any nuts that you like. If you use raw nuts, be sure to toast them a bit longer, about 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
❧ Freezer-Friendly Instructions:
The nuts can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost them on the countertop before serving.