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Pistachios Roasted with Smoked Chile Tequila and Limes

Pistachios Roasted with Smoked Chile Tequila and LimesFor a dazzling snack, try this tasty pistachio recipe from Chef Robert Del Grande of Houston, Texas.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large chipotle chiles canned in adobo: approximately 3 ounces 2 tablespoons adobo sauce: from the canned chipotle chiles
6 tablespoons silver tequila
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pounds pistachio nuts in the shell
Lime wedges

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine the lime juice, sugar, chipotle, adobo sauce, tequila and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Place the shell-on pistachio nuts in a mixing bowl. Add the sauce and toss or stir until the sauce is fully incorporated into the nuts. Transfer the nuts to a sheet pan.
    Preheat an oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Toast the nuts for 5 to 10 minutes or until the nuts are nicely browned. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.
  4. To serve, place the pistachio nuts in a serving bowl. Sprinkle the nuts with salt and garnish with lime wedges.

Makes ? servings.

Recipe by Chef Robert Del Grande.

Recipe and photograph provided by Brandpoint Content; Copyright 1996-2014.