Your Ultimate Nut Mix
It seems nut mixes, store bought and the ones you buy over the Internet, are basically one size fits all. They mix 'em up and you buy what they mix. I haven't seen a place that allows you to customize your personal nut mix. If you could purchase a bespoke nut mix, what would it be?
Mine would be...
They would be roasted and seasoned with a bit of salt and a good dose of powdered New Mexican red chile.
I would like equal quantities of:
- marcona almonds
I would like them with some sort of sugary and salty topping, but the kind that stays soft and fills in the ridges of the pecans, not the kind that gets hard and crunchy. Maybe a wee but of cinnamon or cayenne on some orders, but not all :)
Lots of places and markets (e.g. Whole Foods, Safeway, Vons) have bins of individual types of nuts.
So, if I am making my own, my idea mix would be equal amounts of dry-roasted, salted pistachios, macadamias, walnuts and cashews, with a handful of wasabi peanuts and Boston Baked Beans (yes, I know peanuts are a legume and not a nut).
dark chocolate chips
Hmmm. That's a great question.
I would say
Roasted, salted and soon to be gone.
That took some thinking, since I love just about any nut. I like your assortment, PK, but I will upend the list and have the pecans at the top, filberts at the bottom.
And no chili or spicy stuff. I'm okay with just salt, and maybe a little brown sugar.
One or two Brazil nuts in there would be fine,too.