Oriental Almonds Recipe Card

Two fresh whole almonds

Almonds are amazing, speaking from a nutritional standpoint. The taste pretty amazing, too!  We’ve also covered the fact that almonds are cholesterol conscious.

FDA approved health claim for almonds.

“Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”

So what is left, but to eat some almonds!?

Fresh almonds

Jazz up your healthful almonds with the following Oriental Almonds recipe. Eating almonds plain is fine, but a new taste sensation is a nice change.

Did you know? Almonds are high in fiber, calcium, and usable protein and help stabilize blood sugar when under-going detoxification. And… Data shows that most Americans get only half of their recommended vitamin E per day and almonds are an ideal way to close that gap.

Let’s get on with the recipe, shall we?

Oriental Almonds Recipe

Ingredients for the Oriental Almonds Recipe:
1-1/2 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Dash hot pepper sauce
2 cups blanched whole almonds

Directions:
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Melt butter in a 2-quart oven-safe baking dish in the oven. Stir in all ingredients except the almonds, until mixed thoroughly. Add almonds and stir until completely coated. Bake, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until almonds are crisp.

Oriental Almonds Recipe Card

Oriental Almonds Recipe Card

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Bonus: Orange-Rosemary Almonds

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place 1 pound raw almonds on a sheet pan. Toss with 4 teaspoons safflower oil and roast 8 minutes. Mix 4 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne and a pinch of sugar in large bowl. Add almonds and toss to coat. Store in airtight container.

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing