Special equipment: A candy thermometer
Bring the Sauvignon Blanc to a boil in a small saucepan to cook off the alcohol. Add the curry powder, and continue cooking for 10 to 15 seconds. Set aside, and let cool.
Heat the grapeseed oil in a heavy-bottomed pot until it registers 325 degrees F on a candy thermometer; add the almonds, and fry for 3 minutes. Carefully transfer the almonds to the saucepan with the curry mixture, and toss to coat. Add the extra-virgin olive oil, and season with salt, pepper and the zest.
You can omit the white-wine step. Instead, add a little squeeze of lemon juice to the curry powder, and mix this with the almonds. This will still add a little tang, but the almonds will not last as long, maybe 2 to 3 days, as opposed to 1 week. You can also toast the almonds in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes instead of frying them.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Ryan Simas