Sriracha Spiced Pecans

Necessity is the mother of invention. Or in my case the loathe of going to the store twice in one day. I forgot appetizers to pickup some pre-dinner snacks so I had to improvise with what I had on hand. I’ve had a 3 lb. bag of pecans taking up space in the fridge for far too long so they were top on my list.

Kitchen

Thankfully, the weather is finally more closely resembling spring than winter. It was nice to have the doors open and let the sun in. Blasted some music and I got to cooking. I mixed up a savory snack mix type coating for the nuts, Sriracha for heat. Everything is better with Sriracha, right?

Sriracha Spiced Pecans

 

They baked up nicely. Great snack and even better thrown in a salad. They could use more heat though, another 1/2 tsp. of Srirachi would have been just right.

Sriracha Spiced Pecans

Sriracha Spiced Pecans
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups (1 pound) pecan halves
  • 5 Tbps. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. ground mustard
  • ½ tsp. Sriracha sauce, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Place the pecans in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, ground mustard, Sriracha, and cayenne.
  3. Pour the mixture over the pecans and stir until well coated.
  4. Spread the pecans on a large sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned, stirring halfway cooking time.

 

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3 Responses

  1. biz319 says:

    Um, you had me at sriracha! Delish! Hope you had fun in Michigan! :D

  2. jilly says:

    I love throwing nuts like that in a salad. Soooo glad we can finally open the windows here and there.

  3. Mmmm… these would be amazing on a salad or in chicken salad or tuna salad!

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