To make your own spiced nuts, start with raw nuts;
Heat the oven to 190C and spread the nuts on a baking tray in a single layer;
Roast until they start to brown;
Keep checking them and move the nuts from the outside edges into the middle and around the tray so that none of them get overdone;
Whilst they roast, pour 1 tablespoon of olive or rapeseed oil into a bowl and stir a tablespoon of your chosen spice mix into the oil – of course, this may vary depending how may nuts you’re roasting, you need to gauge it yourself; resist the temptation to use any more oil, the oil is only to help the spices stick to the nuts and too much will make the nuts greasy;
Once they start to brown, take the tray out;
Mix the nuts with the oil and spices then put them back on the baking tray and back in the oven for another 10 – 15 minutes or until you feel they are sufficiently done.
Depending on your tastes, you may wish to add a sprinkle of salt.
* Don’t put the spices in right from the start of roasting the nuts or you could burn the spices and they will become bitter.
I thought I was making these rose harissa spiced nuts below for me when I first made them and suddenly my boys had eaten the lot! That’s success in my book :)
Happy Sunday x