Makes 5 cups-
5 cups unsalted mixed nuts
1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons garlic granules
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon finely crumbled dried parsley
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon ground dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground dried thyme
Heat the oven to 200º.
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the Cajun seasoning. (You will only use 1 ½ teaspoons of this mixture. Save the rest for other uses.)
In a small pan, melt butter over low heat. Place nuts in a large bowl. Drizzle butter over nuts and toss to coat. In a small bowl combine 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over nuts and toss to coat evenly.
Place nuts onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and serve or store in an air-tight container.
Recipe Note: Suitable nuts for this recipe include, but are not limited to, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, and cashews.
Adapted from “Cajun Nuts Recipe” by Christin Mahrling. Posted to http://spicysouthernkitchen.com on January 7, 2015. Downloaded on June 4, 2015.
Cajun seasoning from The St. Louis Herb Society Cook Book, Third Edition, 1994, page 277.