Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tamari Almonds

Happy Thursday!



A little nod to Valentine's day, I just had to share this heart-shaped pomegranate seed I found :)  And now back to today's snack...

Have you ever tried tamari almonds?  Hopefully I'm not the only one who got hooked on them after one handful?  They're awfully easy to eat, but not easy on the wallet.  I finally got around to making them at home and whaddya know, they're even better!  (I know, I should not be surprised)



When researching some recipes, I came across a few that used a low and slow method for roasting nuts.  A little research brought me to this page and learned that roasting nuts at high temperatures can cause the breakdown of fats found in nuts.  I loved the way these came out so much that I haven't tried to roast at a higher temperature, but if you don't want the oven all day (or night), feel free to roast at 350deg.




Tamari Almonds
adapted slightly from Gluten Free Mommy

1lb almonds
1/2c + 2T tamari

Combine almonds and tamari in a bowl and stir to combine.  Let almonds marinate for 30min, stirring occasionally.

Strain almonds (I reserve the tamari for another batch of almonds) and spread into a single layer on a baking sheet.  You can use a Silpat if you like, but I've done it without as well.  Place baking sheet in the oven and turn oven on to 170deg.  Slow roast almonds for 5-7hours (or overnight if you like).  Let cool, then store in a tightly sealed container.



Have you ever tried tamari almonds before??

15 comments:

Erica said...

NEVER tried them...but I think its about time!

Michelle Collins said...

I've never tried tamari almonds before, but now I am intrigued!

Joanne said...

I've never met a flavored almond I didn't feel compelled to eat en masse. These look awesome!

Jeane M. said...

This is going in my munchies list. Love almonds from all variety of nuts available on earth. :D

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I've never tried them before - but I bet they are delicious! And, addictive!

Ricki said...

One of my all-time fave snacks! And who knew it was so easy? Thanks, Shannon! (And hope you had a fab V-Day yesterday!) :)

vanillasugarblog said...

well that seems easy enough!

Ranjani said...

I've never tried tamari almonds, and this slow roasting method is new to me too! Must try...

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I am now craving for tamari almonds! Good info on roasting the nuts low and slow, I will keep that in mind!

Sacha said...

Ugh, they certainly are expensive. I like the low and slow method -- so good to know!

Lisa said...

this is awesome! thats my fave nuts. I love it.

We Are Not Martha said...

I love that you found a heart-shaped pomegranate aril :) And these almonds look fabulous - so simple and delicious!

Sues

Megan Ginsberg said...

Cute pomegranate. I don't think I've tried these but I'd like to. They look like a good snack!

Kerstin said...

What a cute little heart! Nice to know these are so easy to make - yum!

Kerstin said...

What a cute little heart! Nice to know these are so easy to make - yum!

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