Nuts are a great thing to have sitting out when guests come over. I love carmelized nuts, but they can be too sweet when serving before a meal. So here's the perfect recipe-a little sweetness from brown sugar, a little heat from the cayenne, and the earthy flavor of rosemary to tie it all together.
ROSEMARY SPICED NUTS
Around a pound of mixed nuts (Here I used a mixture of almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. The almonds, walnuts, and pecans were all unsalted, unroasted nuts. The pistachios were salted and roasted.)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenn
1 tablespoon melted butter
Place all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Turn out onto a cookie sheet, and spread evenly. Bake at 375 degrees, 10-15 minutes. Cool, then serve.