Spiced nuts

Spiced almonds
More often than not, roasted nuts from the shop are not very fresh! Your best bet is to get fresh raw nuts and toast them yourself- it's very easy and quick. Plus you can top any type of nuts with your favourite spices and herbs and create your own flavour combinations.
In this recipe I used almonds, and kept their skins on for flavour.

For more combinations:
* Use seeds as well: pumpkin, flax and sunflower are delicious when toasted.
* Use a little bit of honey for sticky caramel nuts
* Tomato paste and Rosemary will make a delicious mediteranean flavour.
* Try a splash of soy and fresh ginger for an asian inspired flavour

Toasted spiced nuts
Serves 4-6

200g fresh nuts
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons paprika
1 Tablespoon chilli and garlic spice (I used Ina Paarman's)

Heat a large frying pan on the stove.
When it feels hot, add the nuts.
Move them around in the pan until they start to brown.
They can burn very quickly, so keep the pan moving.
Drizzle over the olive oil, and sprinkle over the spices.
Allow to toast for a few more seconds too cook the spices, 
and then remove from the heat, leave to cool, and serve.

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