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Swamp Venom Almonds

BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
edited 3:26PM in EggHead Forum
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<p />I never really got a chance to try the new flavors from Dizzy Pig. Even though I received samples I was recovering from surgery this summer and wasnt eating much solid foods.[p]Things are different now and I've been itching to get those samples out and try something.. anything!.. with these.[p]So tonight was time for another batch of almonds. I decided on Swamp Venom for the spice.[p]Interesting choice you may be thinking :-) (I was at the time)[p]I was wanting to try some spiced almonds rather than just salted.[p]I roasted these the same as I always do. Coat with olive oil, cook at 325 deg for 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes. Recoating after every stir. Smoked with plum wood.[p]And how did these turn out with Swamp Venom?[p]Very darned good! I really like the slight heat the seasoning has on the almonds. What a treat and something different too.[p]Wishing everyone the best~[p]Boccie

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,450
    Boccie,
    Very cool....or hot...whatever. Wow. Wild idea, and definitely not one I would have thought of. Looks like Qfan and I will be learning a whole bunch from DP users over the years. Amazing the kind of creative stuff folks are coming up with.[p]These kinds of posts go a long way in making our days worthwhile! Much appreciate you sharing that Boccie. Nice to see you are on the mend and feeling chipper enough to eat fire. This is a good sign indeed.[p]Have a great weekend!
    Chris

    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
    Nature Boy,[p]Thanks Chris! We hope to make the Waldorf eggfest this coming year and actually get there this time without a pit stop in a hospital along the way lol. That made such a wonderfull vacation for my wife.[p]Im gonna order a bottle of the swamp venom here in a few days. What I used was the sample packet you had provided.[p]The almonds are indeed hot. An interesting mix. I may experiment with making a brine solution with some rubs for soaking the nuts prior to roasting. Its very difficult to keep the salt/seasonings on the almonds after they sit around a awhile... salt just falls off. Store bought almonds are soaked in a brine, but man... way too much salt for me![p]Take care! and keep grinding those spices :-)[p]~Rick
    Boccie

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,450
    Boccie,
    I will never forget talking to Nikki on the phone when you arrived at the hospital, and worrying about you, while at the same time, I had to spread the news to others. Just glad there is a happy ending![p]Brining the nuts sounds interesting. Never smoked nuts though, so I'll leave it up to you to experiment!
    We'll keep grinding. Hope you all have a great weekend.
    ChedRD style wings here today!
    Chris

    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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