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
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.