Roasted nuts have to be the most simple addition to a Christmas party spread. I have experimented with different spices and flavors and these Indian spices are really an interesting addition.
300g of mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
A thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 teaspoon garam masala (spice blend)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat the oven to 200oC. Place the nuts in a roasting tray and toss with the olive oil until all the nuts are coated and glossy. Sprinkle over the spices and season generously with sea salt.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes until toasted and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.