Curry Spiced Mixed Nuts

  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 TB butter or ghee
  • 1 lb unsalted mixed nuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all of the spices together in a small bowl, being cautious with the amount of cayenne used (so the mix is not overly spicy hot). Melt the butter or ghee in a large skillet. When medium-hot, but not smoking, add all of the spices and stir constantly until the mustard seeds start to pop. Take skillet off of heat and add all of the nuts and stir to thoroughly coat. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown and fragrant. Be careful not to overbake. Allow to cool and test for crispness; if not crisp, return to oven for a couple of minutes, watching carefully. Cool to room temperature. Nice with cheese and wine.