Sesame Five-Spice Roasted Nuts

For a variety of snacks or appetizers, or for those nights when you want to graze your way through a meal, serve these nuts with Asian Glazed Wings and Warm Brie with Fuji Apple, Pear and Melba Toasts.


  • 1 cup peeled whole almonds, available in bulk foods section at the grocery store
  • 1 cup whole hazelnuts, available in bulk foods section at the grocery store
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder (ground star anise, Szechuan peppercorn, cinnamon, cloves and fennel seed), available on spice aisle
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup smoked almonds, such as Diamond brand, available on snack aisle at the grocery store


Pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 400°F. Roast peeled almonds and hazelnuts about 7-8 minutes; your nose will know when they’re done.

Toast sesame seeds over medium heat in a small skillet , about two minutes, then remove and reserve.

Add butter and melt it. Add the five-spice powder and hot sauce. Add roasted nuts and smoked nuts and toss to coat in butter. Add sesame seeds and toss with nuts, transfer to a small bowl and serve warm.

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