Chinese Five-Spice Almonds
Instead of buying canned almonds, which are often overwhelmingly salty or stale tasting, we recommend preparing your own freshly toasted nuts seasoned with flavorful herbs and spices.
Why This Recipe Works
For our simple toasted almonds recipe, we determined that stovetop toasting over moderate heat worked best—as long as we paid close attention. Toasting dry nuts worked just fine, but adding a little olive oil to the pan galvanized their flavor and provided some traction for the seasoning to adhere to. We liked the way exotic Chinese five-spice powder tasted with the nuts.