These are addictive in the nicest way!
1 Tbsp olive oil
Stem of lemon grass, cut into short lengths
1½ cups assorted nuts including unblanched almonds, natural macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and walnut halves
1 tsp chilli flakes
½ tsp fennel seeds
Finely grated zest 2 limes
1 tsp flaky sea salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 Heat oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add lemon grass, almonds, macadamia nuts and Brazil nuts. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly, then add walnut halves and cook a few minutes more. Lower the heat. Add chilli flakes, fennel seeds and lime zest and cook stirring a few minutes more until nuts are lightly browned; be careful not to overcook them. Tip nuts and all the spicy bits onto a plate and sprinkle over sea salt and cinnamon. Toss salt through spiced nuts then leave them to cool.
2 Once the spiced nuts are cool store airtight. They’ll stay fresh for more than a week.
Also see Spicy Sugared Nuts
Photography Aaron McLean http://www.aaronmclean.com