Appetizers, Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt, Bourbon Smoked Togarashi

Togarashi Roasted Almonds

Makes 1½ cups

½ teaspoon Bourbon Smoked Salt, plus extra for garnish

2 teaspoons hot water

1½ cups raw almonds

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling the baking sheet

2 teaspoons Bourbon Smoked Togarashi


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and lightly brush or drizzle with olive oil.

2. Dissolve the smoked salt with the hot water. In a medium bowl, stir the raw almonds with the salted water to coat well. Pour almonds into a single, even layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and pour into a medium bowl.

3. Toss with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and the togarashi and a little extra smoked salt, if desired. Allow the nuts to cool before serving.