In an attempt to get all my recipes and cooking talk in one place, I’ll be periodically re-posting recipes from my time writing on the Kitchen Mirror here. In some cases I may update pictures & proof-read, but for the most part it will just be a re-posting of what I had there. The posts are not in chronological order – I’m trying to post holiday appropriate recipes near the holidays they go with & fill in others around them.
Originally posted January 3, 2009
Another first time recipe for me during the holiday season was Santa’s Nuts.
I got the recipe from someone I work with and had to make them myself after she brought in a bowl for us to try.
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs sugar
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground coriander (if desired)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
20 oz mixed nuts of your choice
12-16 oz mixed dried fruit (I used the tropical mix from Trader Joe’s)
Mix together everything but the dried fruit* and place on baking pan or cookie sheet.
Cook at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. stir every 5 min until toasted.
Add dried fruit when cooled.
*Note: I mixed together all the spices/sugar in a small bowl, then put the nuts in a larger bowl and drizzled the oil over them before mixing in the spices. I wanted to be sure everything got distributed evenly. :)
Also, I’m not sure I would use the coriander again. The taste is fine, but the smell of it during the toasting process was a bit overpowering.