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A Sweet Treat for your Holiday Party or Bar

November 19, 2009

I have never delved into the cooking side of booze, though I pride myself at being pretty good in “la cocina” (Kitchen).  But this recipe I cannot resist posting because it is simple, quick, and well DAMN tasty.  It’s a great little snack to serve at any upcoming festivity.

Bourbon Chile Pecans

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups pecan halves

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon Table salt ( yes, table salt.  Don’t be a hater!)

1 teaspoon New Mexico red chile powder or cayenne

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon Bourbon

Here’s what you do:  Heat the oil in a 10″ (or so) skillet.  Add the pecans and fold with heat-resistant spatula to coat, and toast for about 3-5 minutes.  Add the sugar and fold again coating all the pecans.  Let the sugar carmalize (liquify that is) then CAREFULLY add the bourbon and stir.  The pecans will take on a shiny luster.  Turn off the heat. and then pour pecans into an oversized metal or Pyrex mixing bowl.  Add salt, pepper and cinnamon and toss or stir until all the seasoning “gone”.  Let cool to room temp. Store Airtight at room temp for up to a month or freeze for 3 months.

These are great little munchies to put on your bar or have around at your next party. 

They’ll even impress your Mother-In-Law!!!

Happy Holidays!

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