26 October 2012

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Almonds

All the fall TV shows are back to entertain us.  My favourite new show this season is Elementary; a modern day Sherlock Holmes with Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.  I love the concept of the show but I find the BBC version Sherlock to be incredibly better.  If you have not seen this show run and find a copy to watch ASAP (available on Netflix and iTunes!).  Of course a good TV show needs a good snack to munch on to make the viewing experience complete.  

I made an effort to cut all potato chips, candy, chocolate and popcorn because of their high content of carbs and sugar, which means I needed to find a new snack.  

I tossed a few almonds in a pan, added some butter (frankly everything is better with butter!), a pinch of sea salt, some rosemary and garlic and voila! My new favourite snack!
Roasting almonds brings out the richness and buttery flavour of the nut.  You can snack on these nuts when they are still warm or wait until they have cooled down.

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Almonds

2 cups of unsalted almonds
½ tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. Rosemary (fresh or dried)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. kosher or sea salt

Melt the butter over medium high heat.
Add the almonds and the rosemary and cook, stirring frequently for a few minutes.
Once the nuts are warm and the rosemary is odorant add the minced garlic and cook for a few more minutes.
Remove from the heat and sprinkle with the salt.
Store in an air-tight container for up to a month.

Happy Snacking!

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