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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Malaysian Curried Almonds


I'm back!

Adam and I had a little getaway in Boston.  It was a belated 40th birthday present to me.

Why Boston?  Because I am obsessed with exploring cities and the more historic, the better (and we can't afford Europe or anywhere that far).  Adam was born in Boston and has been there a bunch of times, but me, never.  My grandparents had a summer home in the Berkshires, but I never wanted to drive into the city because I used to get uber car sick.

I'll describe our trip tomorrow, but lets just say, a little R&R was exactly what we both needed.  We both probably slept more in the 3 nights we were there, than we usually do in a whole week!

Now on to a little spicy snack recipe...

Malaysian curry powder is both sweet and spicy, and highly aromatic.  I love it.  One of the best things about Toronto is the diversity of food that is available.  If you have the time to go looking, you can find just about anything.  I get my Malaysian curry spice blend from House of Spice, here in Kensington Market.  If you can't find it where you live, you can find it online or even make your own.

Curried nuts of various kinds can be found in Toronto's Little India, but I decided to put a little twist on it by using Malaysian curry powder and using almonds, which are one of Adam's snacks of choice.  Malaysian cuisine uses lots of coconut, so the flavour of the extra virgin coconut oil is perfect here.

Malaysian Curried Almonds

3 lbs whole almonds (I used a big bag from Costco)
3 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp. Malaysian curry powder
1/2-1 tsp salt

Toss almonds with oil and seasonings and spread evenly on non-stick baking sheet (you may have to do several batches).  Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Keep in an air tight container for up to 6 months.

I have shared with recipe with Urban Naturale's Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop and Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday.

2 comments:

  1. Sound like they'd be really tasty!

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  2. What a healthy and delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing your Malaysian Curried Almonds with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

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