Been looking around at the smoked Pistachios recipes and just couldn't find something that fit my fancy. So decided to create a recipe of my own. Went with a sweet & sour approach. I used 3lbs of shelled Pistachios, Maple smoke for one hour @ 200
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 table spoons of real butter
2 teaspoons of salt (standard table)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Combine in a small sauce pan and heat until melted.
Take three fresh limes, cut and squeeze into a large mixing bowl or pot. Slowly
pour and stir the melted mixture into the lime juice. You don't want the warm brown sugar to crystallize. Add the Pistachios and mix by hand until well covered. Let set for 30 minutes before putting in the smoker.
For the cashews, I didn't see anything on these. So I'm trying 2lbs with a simple mix of 1 1/2 teaspoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire and one teaspoon of salt. Hanging out with the Pistachios. I dont have frog/jerky mats so just using foil on my racks. Closed the vent a little to help with the smoke. Before smoke