Often found in various dishes on a New Year's Eve banquet table, pine nuts represent fecundity, traditionally granting diners “a hundred sons.” These nuts also make a terrific cocktail-party snack.
- Portion size 2 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2002
MethodPlace nuts in bowl; set aside. In small saucepan, bring sugar, salt, cayenne and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water to boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes. Pour over nuts.
In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry nut mixture, stirring constantly, until light golden, about 3 minutes. Drain in sieve. Scatter on large plate or parchment paper; let cool. Separate any nuts stuck together. (Make-ahead: Cover and store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)
Nutritional facts Per 2 tbsp (25 mL): about
- Sodium 96 mg
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 87.0
- Total fat 7 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 6 g
- Iron 8.0
- Folate 3.0