Posts Tagged ‘salty’

Unrecipe of the Week: Roasted Chickpeas

June 26, 2014

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These roasted chickpeas are a high protein, satisfying snack that are also a great toss in for salads and vegetable dishes.

They are simple to make and a healthy alternative to munching on chips to fulfill that salty and crunchy craving.

Roasted Chickpeas:

Heat the oven to 450 degrees.

Drain canned chickpeas and rinse under cold water to remove the excess starch. Pat dry with paper towels.
Toss the chickpeas in olive oil, seasalt and a little cumin, and spread on a cookie sheet.

Bake in the hot oven for 15- 20 minutes, shaking the pan intermittently to avoid burning.

The chickpeas are done when they are crispy and starting to brown, but not burnt.

Cool, and enjoy!

Photo: Glasshouse Images

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Over Salting

November 12, 2013

While it is best to taste as you go, sometimes we get a little carried away with the salt shaker. When soups and sauces get too salty, simply drop in a peeled potato, and continue cooking. The potato absorbs the excess salt, essentially drawing it away from the rest of the food. When you are ready to serve the dish, remove the potato and check the seasonings once again.

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Dishes which contain potatoes, may need a little extra salt when they are finished, since the potatoes will have soaked it most of what was initially added.

photo: Glasshouse Images

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Unrecipe of the Week

November 11, 2009

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These nuts combine the perfect blend of salty and sweet, and hot and spicy. It’s an easy way to make simple mixed nuts a special treat.

Warning: they can be addictive!

Spiced Nuts

1 1/4 pounds of mixed unsalted nuts (you can buy them mixed or create your own combination)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons coase salt

1 tablespoon melted butter

Toast the nuts in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and and toss the warm nuts in the mixture until evenly coated.

Enjoy!

Tip: Nuts go from warm to burnt very quickly. Check on them frequently, and shake the pan from time to time to avoid burning them.

photo: Glasshouse Images


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