This is a sponsored post for Smokin’ O’s I was provided product but the thoughts and all opinions are all mine.
Smoke House Almonds on the Grill
Here’s a new tasty grilling idea for you, Smoke House Almonds on the Grill. Yes, it’s definitely outside the norm, but a welcome addition to any grilling rotation nonetheless. I’m always looking for something new to do on the grill aren’t you? These Smoked Almonds cook in under 10 minutes and because you use a Smokin O’s you’ll get a smokey flavorful almond with just a touch of salt.
Smoke flavor without the smoker!
Smokin’ O’s are these cool little wood doughnut things that you simply pop on the grill as it’s warming up. They begin to smoke after 10 minutes or so and give whatever you’ve got going on in the grill a perfect smoke flavor. I’ve used them on a Rotisserie Rib Roast, in that case 3 over the course of the cooking period and I’ve done simple grilled chicken as well, and each time the smoke flavor is definitely there but NOT overwhelming.
You can enjoy Smoked Almonds in salads, in lunches or just straight up snacking at home. I love to keep these on hand for those moments when I NEED FOOD. Does that happen to anyone else? Suddenly your blood sugar drops and and life as you know it is OVER. That’s the time I reach for something like almonds because they give me a boost to get through until meal time. Or sometime they just become a mini meal.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 TBSP coconut oil, can use olive as well
- 1/2 tsp salt, fleur de sel is nice but not necessary
- preheat the grill for 15 minutes add a Smokin O and a heavy cast iron skillet halfway through preheat time-do not put the Smokin O' in the skillet just set it on the grill grate over a burner so it starts to burn
- after 15 minutes turn off the burner under the skillet, reduce the heat to medium/low on the other burner/s
- add the oil and let it warm
- add the nuts and stir
- cover the grill and let them smoke and roast for 8-10 minutes, stirring every minute or so
- don't let them burn, if the grill seems too hot you can turn the heat down on any burners still being used
- keep stirring and letting them smoke until the nuts are toasty brown
- remove from the heat and toss with the salt
- let them cool a bit and they are ready to eat
- don't worry if they look a bit oily, they will lose that sheen after a while as the oil is pulled into the nuts
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 298mg Carbohydrates: 6g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g