Spiced nuts

Spiced nuts
Spiced nuts Photo: Marina Oliphant

A party staple, spiced nuts are often served at bars because they are a great accompaniment 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

½ tsp 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.