Anne blends Garam Masala in house and has received many kind compliments from customers who return for this unique blend.This blend varies from region to region and depends on the hand of the blender. Some are heavier on the cinnamon and clove. Others boast cardamom. Garam Masala is typically found in Indian recipes and curry dishes. Here we use it to spice mixed nuts--a customer tipped us off on this idea. You'll want to make a double (or triple) batch. They're that good!
3 cups raw* mixed nuts
2 tsp Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Fleur de Sel
2 tsp Garam Masala
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 300 for 30 minutes. The lower oven temp will cook the meat at the interior of the nuts before browning the outside. They should be golden brown just at the end of the cooking time. Cool and serve.
An option is to add 1 Tbl of honey to the mixture for a sweet version. However, you will need to stir the nuts a few times during the baking process to prevent scorching.
*Raw nuts are neither seasoned nor roasted. They can be found in the bulk aisle of large grocery stores. Some produce markets carry them as well.