Curried Pistachios, Soy Nuts and Raisinsuser rating
This is a wonderful snack at parties and also makes a festive hostess gift when packaged in a pretty jar and tied with a ribbon. Select a curry powder with heat that suits your palate. If the nuts are already salted, use additional salt sparingly.
1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons curry powder, mild or hot according to taste
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shelled pistachios
1 cup roasted soy nuts or sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup dark raisins
Makes 4 cupsMethod:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine sugar, curry powder and salt in a small bowl. Toss pistachios and soy nuts with oil in a separate bowl. Add curry mixture and toss to coat the nuts evenly. Spread mixture in a jellyroll pan. Bake for 7 minutes, shaking pan once or twice, until nuts are lightly browned. Remove and set aside to cool.
3. While the nuts cool, put raisins in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup or bowl and heat for about 5 to 10 seconds until they are just warm and soft. Remove and sprinkle evenly over nuts, stirring to coat with spice mixture in the pan. Scrape into a bowl and cool completely.
Store in airtight containers.