Holiday spiced nuts

  • Preparation Time2 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
200g walnut halves
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, eyeball it
1 tsp coarse black pepper
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground anise
55g butter
100g whole pecan halves
100g whole unsalted cashews
100g peeled hazelnuts
100g smoked almonds (recommended: Diamond Smokehouse almonds)


1) Heat a large skillet and cook nuts over moderate heat 7 to 8 minutes until golden and well toasted; your nose will know when they are done.

2) Transfer nuts to a plate and return pan to stove top. Add butter to the pan in small pieces. Melt butter and spice it with anise, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg. Let butter infuse a minute then pour over nuts. Turn off heat.

3) Add smoked nuts to the skillet and turn to combine evenly with butter.

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