Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c mixed nuts
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp kosher salt (if using salted nuts you can omit this)

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Lindsey McCue Recipe
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los angeles, CA (pop. 3.8M)
Member Since Jan 2011
Lindsey's notes for this recipe:
I found this recipe in the Union Square Cafe cookbook last year. There are tons of different versions of it floating around but I thought I'd share mine with you!

I love these so much, they are so easy to make and have such a yummy buttery rosemary-infused, sweet, spicy, salty flavor. Extremely addicting!

They go great with cocktails and are just as wonderful served warm as they are cooled. Perfect little snack.
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At first glance these may look like normal nuts, but when you take your first bite you realize they are anything but normal! I'm a big fan of rosemary and spice, so these nuts were a real winner for me. When Lindsey says they're addicting she's not kidding!


Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toast nuts on baking sheet until warm, lightly golden and fragrant, about 5 min.
In a small sauce pan on med. to low heat combine butter, rosemary, cayenne pepper and brown sugar and stir until melted and thoroughly combine.
In a large bowl toss warm nuts with hot butter mixture. Make sure to do this right away while everything is hot or it wont stick properly. Season with salt if using and toss to coat thoroughly.
Serve warm.

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user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Mar 8, 2011
sounds so good!!
user Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Mar 8, 2011
OMG - I saw this featured on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" show awhile back and Chef Giada DeLorentes mentioned this very recipe and restaurant. I love the show but I don't think you can get the actual recipes from Food Network so this is awesome! Thank you!!
user Lindsey McCue lynz39 - Mar 8, 2011
They're wonderful Kimi!

Your welcome Cyndi! I saw them on the show too so I ran out and checked the book out at the library! They are sooo addicting!
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Mar 8, 2011
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user Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Mar 8, 2011
They look so good - I can't wait to make them!

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