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Recipe Discussions => Vegetables, Cheese, Nuts => Topic started by: rnmac on June 12, 2018, 03:01:08 pm

Title: Smoked Almonds
Post by: rnmac on June 12, 2018, 03:01:08 pm
Hi All.
Just did some almonds. Below is my recipe. Would appreciate any and all feedback.
Also wondering if I should be keeping them in the fridge or if the cabinet is okay.
I'm giving them 1 week to bloom before I dig in.

1.13   Kg.   Kirkland Dry Roasted Almonds
3   T.   Sea Salt
2   T.   Brown Sugar, Packed
1   T.   Chipotle Powder
ΒΌ   C.   Jack Daniels

Grind salt in a spice grinder till fine.
Add remaining dry ingredients and grind till well mixed.
In a large bowl toss nuts with the J.D. till well moistened.
Then toss with the spice mix.
I placed them on 2 racks.
I used magic mats on my racks. Next time I will also cover the
sides with foil.
Gave them 2 hours @ 220 with apple pucks.
After they cooled I vacuum sealed them. Got 5 bags with about
2 cups in each.

Thanks in advance for any advice. Randy.
Title: Re: Smoked Almonds
Post by: Habanero Smoker on June 13, 2018, 01:43:15 am
Being vacuumed sealed they should be shelf stable for a long time. Though I have had almonds that lasted about a year in an airtight container, and other times I have had almonds get rancid only after a few months, while in an airtight container. Store them out of direct light, in a cool area. Refrigeration, or freezing does extend the storage life.
Title: Re: Smoked Almonds
Post by: TMB on June 13, 2018, 05:17:45 am
Bookmarked this one thanks!
Title: Re: Smoked Almonds
Post by: rnmac on June 21, 2018, 10:43:58 am
Flavour was a little salty and they were as hard as rocks but did they ever taste good.
Definately doing more.
Title: Re: Smoked Almonds
Post by: Habanero Smoker on June 21, 2018, 01:49:47 pm
The flavor profile does look good.

On occasion; I've also had them come out either hard or powder. If you can find them, raw or unroasted almonds produce a better end product.
Title: Re: Smoked Almonds
Post by: rnmac on June 21, 2018, 04:21:13 pm
First bag was dry roasted. The second is Steam Pasteurized. Got both from Costco.
I don't know if it will make a difference or not. The taste test will be on sunday.
Guess this is going to be another learning curve for me.
Title: Re: Smoked Almonds
Post by: Habanero Smoker on June 22, 2018, 02:10:23 am
In my Costco, the steam pasteurized almonds are raw. I don't know if they have roasted steam pasteurized almonds.

I forgot to add in my previous post, on at least one occasion I've even over roasted raw almonds, but that is rare; since I brine my raw almonds prior to roasting. I apply the smoke, then move them to my kitchen oven, to finish roasted. If I get distracted, I'll over roast them.

The link below is an example of how to brine and roast almonds. It's the recipe I basically use.

Brine & Roasted Almonds (https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/brined-and-roasted-rosemary-chile-almonds)