Spiced nuts

Spiced nuts
Spiced nuts Photo: Marina Oliphant

A party staple, spiced nuts are often served at bars because they are a great accompaniement for warm-up drinks.


1 tbsp butter

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, unpeeled and crushed lightly

250g blanched almonds or walnut halves

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp of sea salt, crushed

kitchen paper


Heat butter and oil with the crushed garlic cloves. When the butter is foaming, drop in the nuts and stir constantly for at least 3-4 minutes until golden. Tip nuts into a colander and then drain on kitchen paper.

In a bowl mix the paprika with the sea salt. Tip in the warm, drained nuts and toss to coat. Cool to room temperature.

Store in an airtight container.