Spiced nuts make a great stir-in for pasta.
This recipe goes with Pasta with Garlic Nuts
Southern Living DECEMBER 2013
Cook pecans, pine nuts, almonds, and hazelnuts in hot olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley, raisins, thyme, orange zest, dried crushed red pepper, salt, and sliced garlic. Pour mixture into 1 (8-oz.) jar. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
TO MAKE PASTA WITH GARLIC NUTS: Cook Garlicky Mixed Nuts in 2 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Toss with 16 oz. hot cooked pasta. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese.
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