A while ago, I did a trio of glazed nuts that were absolutely fantastic. Although the Chili Chai Walnuts and the Jasmine Ginger Almonds were amazing, the Lemon Pepper Cashews were by far my favorite. I've been wanting to try some different variations, especially since glazed nuts are 1-2-3 easy to make and make such a great snack. They are also the perfect finger food to have on hand for guests and look quite elegant.
These Green Tea and Wasabi are quite tasty. They aren't as spicy as you would think, but they do have a nice touch of heat. The freshly cracked pepper add a whole new dimension and I think these nuts will be perfect for your next little gathering. Stop by on Monday for a new variation of glazed walnuts.
Green Tea & Wasabi Glazed Almonds
1 cup raw almonds (or roasted unsalted)
1/4 c sugar
pinch of salt
The contents of 1 green tea bag (or 1 tsp bulk tea)
1/4 tsp powdered wasabi
1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper
In large pan, combine almonds and sugar over medium high heat. Stir frequently until sugar starts to melt. Lower heat, and stir continuously for 10 minutes, or until sugar starts to fully melt and cover nuts. Add tea, wasabi, and pepper, and continue to cook for an additional minute or two, until nuts are well glazed and seasonings are well mixed in. Pour onto sheet of parchment paper on a cooling rack, and spread out. Allow to cool. Store in tightly-sealed container.