Austin Urban Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts December 14, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — austinurbangardens @ 10:30 pm
Tags: , , ,

This time of year, when we are entertaining, large parties, small get togethers, whatever the occasion, I recommend these bar nuts, which originated at Union Square Cafe in New York.   The recipe came to me from Nigella Lawson’s cookbook How to Be A Domestic Goddess.  It has been reproduced a lot.  Here it is from Saveur.

So, you pick out whatever nuts you want to use – this time I used pecans, whole almonds, and cashews.  I really like walnuts and brazil nuts in it too, but they just weren’t available at the small store I shopped at.

Simply roast the nuts until they are lightly brown.  It is too easy to scorch them, so keep an eye on them.

Nuts!

Nuts!

 

Garden Rosemary

Garden Rosemary

 

Mix the butter, cayenne, brown sugar, salt and chopped rosemary in a sauce pan, and melt it until the sugar is dissolved.  This time around, I used Springdale Farm’s smoked pepper mix, in place of the cayenne, and it added a wonderful smokey flavor.

Toss it all together and serve warm, if possible.  If I’m having a few people over, I make extra of this recipe so that I can send some home with people in a ziplock baggie.  They will thank you for that.  Slightly sweet, slightly salty, slightly spicy, buttery, herby goodness.

IMG_0440

 

 

One Response to “Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s