Spring Entertaining: Party Nuts

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Party Nuts

Nut cups have long been a traditional offering when distinctive receptions are in order. Although a combination of your favorites that are simply roasted & salted are always appropriate, updated flavors & nut blends tend to have guests lingering close to a well balanced recipe full of rich flavor. Pecans, pistachios & almonds make a batch of Thyme Scented Party Nuts particularly irresistible but interchange the varieties to include hazelnuts & cashews for a custom creation all your own They make a wonderful accompaniment to traditional cocktails such as a French 75 & a Mint Julep or more classic offerings such as Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch. Present them to guests either in a small bowl accompanied with an heirloom silver spoon to serve them properly or portion into small cups so guests can place them easily onto plates. Pick up glass & ceramic ramekins or vintage salt cellars to add effortless style to your well dressed table & organize them in neat rows for a beautiful presentation. Be certain to have a batch of Thyme Scented Party Nuts available for any entertaining social you may be hosting.

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makes 5 cups

1 cup pecan halves
2 cups roasted & lightly salted almonds
2 cups roasted & salted pistachios
1/4 cup melted butter
4 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Garnish: Fresh thyme

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a half sheet pan. Bake 4 minutes. Add the almonds & the pistachios spreading in an even layer. Bake 4 minutes. Meanwhile, place the butter in a large bowl. Combine the the thyme, the brown sugar, the salt, the red pepper & the black pepper in a small bowl. Remove the nuts from the oven & toss with the butter; sprinkle with the seasoning blend & stirring the mixture well to evenly disperse. Pour the nuts back over the half sheet pan & bake 8 minutes, stirring halfway through the time. Remove from the oven. Cool completely, stirring several times. Garnish, if desired.

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How To Garnish With Fresh Thyme

Fresh herbs brighten a variety of foods from appetizers to main dishes. They can be an unexpected addition to savory nut blends by offering exceptional fresh flavor for minimal effort. Once a balanced combination of spices has been established, add chopped fresh thyme, rosemary or oregano for effortless good taste. For beautiful presentations, highlight the herb featured. Here’s what you should know.

Southern Socials. Party Nuts By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Southern Hostess Menu Planning Party Logistics & Planning Birmingham Alabama Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist

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 When garnishing items, it’s always a good idea to feature foods that are already used to prepare the dish. Fresh thyme sprigs can be tucked into portioned servings or the fresh leaves scattered over larger dishes for additional flavor & color just before serving. Snip them directly from plants. To really boost the look, a smattering of freshly ground black pepper & kosher salt are simple ways to elevate recipes, too.

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