January 25, 2008

Spiced Smoked Almonds

2 cups raw almonds
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 250. Toss all ingredients (except the salt) together. Make sure the nuts are evenly coated. Arrange in a single layer on one of the baking sheet and bake 30 minutes, or until the almonds look mostly dry, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle and allow to cool on the remaining lined baking sheet in a single layer.

My thoughts:
This recipe is a great way to get the smoked almond flavor without a smoker. They aren't too spicy and would be wonderful at a cocktail party.