Five Spice-Roasted Pecan - 香脆五香山核桃

Easy to make, delicious to eat, nutritious to keep - Five Spice-Roasted Pecan is one of my favorite snacks. It is crunchy, delicious, and the most important, it is a healthy food. A one ounce serving of pecans includes over 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and zinc. It is ranked in the top 20 out of 100 foods for antioxidant capacity. At 196 calories and 2.7 grams of dietary fiber, pecan is a great natural food to include in our diets.

You can use this same technique with walnuts, almonds, and other types of nuts. Smaller nuts will roast faster than bigger nuts, so keep an eye on how quickly they're browning to avoid burning the nuts.

Five Spice-Roasted Pecan - 香脆五香山核桃

Ingredients:

Pecan 1 pound

Salt 1/2 teaspoon

Five spice Powder ½ to 3/4 teaspoon

Cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

Sugar 2-4 tablespoon大勺

Method:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add in pecans and cook for 10 minutes to remove astringent taste

  2. Drain pecans thoroughly

  3. Add in salt, five spice powder, and cardamom powder , mix well

  4. Preheat oven to 330 F

  5. Spread pecans in single layer on rimmed baking sheet, bake for 12 minutes

  6. Then stir gently, turning the pecans as you stir

  7. Bake for additional 12 minutes or so until fragrant and slightly darkened in color, watching carefully to make sure they do not over brown

  8. Let pecan sit in oven for 2 minutes

  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on baking sheet.

  10. Seal tightly in a container to keep crunchiness

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