This recipe comes from a good friend, Karen Diggs, a nutritionist and a teacher. She introduced me to the world of "sprouted nuts." What is sprouted nuts you might ask? Sprouted nuts are nuts that have been soaked and they have great health benefits. Because nuts contain phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that can pull minerals from your body and cause bad digestion. Soaking nuts, and other seeds with a little salt or lemon greatly improves digestibility, taste, and “unlocks” the nutrients in nuts so that we can benefit from them. Enjoy the recipe and let us know what you think below!
2-1/2 cup (about 8 oz.) whole, raw pecans
water + pinch of sea salt or ½ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
3 Tablespoons Srirachup
1) Place the pecans in a large bowl and cover them completely with water and add in pinch of salt or lemon juice.
2) Allow the nuts to *soak for about 4 – 5 hours, then drain well.
3) When ready, pre-heat the oven to 300° F.
4) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
5) In a small bowl, mix the spices and sea salt together.
6) Place the drained pecans back into a dry bowl, and coat with the Srirachup.
7) Then sprinkle in the mixed spices and gently toss to evenly coat the spice mixture onto the nuts.
8) Place the coated pecans onto the prepared baking sheet in one single layer.
9) Place into the oven and bake for 50 – 60 minutes. (Use a spatula to turn the nuts a few times while in the oven.)
Don't forget the beer to go with it!
Original recipe by Karen Diggs