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Sesame Five-Spice Roasted Nuts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 2 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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1 cup peeled whole almonds, available in bulk foods section of market

1 cup whole hazelnuts, available in bulk foods sections of market

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons five- spice powder (ground star anise, Szechuan peppercorn, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed), available on spice aisle

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 cup smoked almonds, such as Diamond brand, available on snack aisle


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees F. Roast peeled almonds and hazelnuts about 7 to 8 minutes; your nose will know when they're done.
  2. Toast sesame seeds over medium heat in a small skillet 2 minutes, remove and reserve. Add butter and melt it. Add the five-spice powder, hot sauce. Add roasted nuts, smoked nuts and toss to coat in butter. Add sesame seeds and toss with nuts, transfer to a small bowl and serve warm.