Thursday, May 13, 2010

Movie Night! For I Heart Cooking Clubs

The first thing I think of when I hear the words “Movie Night” usually have to do with popcorn, but I just couldn’t find a Bittman recipe involving popcorn that interested me. However, on the same page as “Buttered Popcorn” in How to Cook Everything, I found a recipe for spiced nuts. Roasted. Sautéed. Spiced. Buttered..... I did a little combination of a couple suggestions there and made a Sautéed Spiced Buttered nuts recipe.

When it comes to movie night, as long as I have something to munch on, and as long as it is salty, I’m good to go! These nuts really fit the bill, and I have a feeling one of my coworkers is going to be addicted before the day is out.
Sautéed Buttered Nuts
4 TB butter
1 TB steak seasoning (Bittman suggests using any spice mixture, such as chili or curry, but I spotted my can of Montreal Steak seasoning and decided to give it a whirl!)
2 cups mixed nuts

Melt the butter in a skillet and add the spice mixture.
Sautee the nuts in the seasoned butter about 5 minutes, or until nice and toasty.I had a bit of a glut of butter left at the end, so I drained the nuts and let them dry on parchment paper.This is my entry for this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs theme – Movie Night!


Julie said...

These look like a super snack!!

Joanne said...

Movies definitely require a big bowl of something to stick your hands into and this fits the bill! I love that they are savory and not sweet.

melissa said...

i never would have thought of using a steak spice mix with mixed nuts. that picture is making me hungry!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

The first thing I do when I go to the theater is get a big old bucket of popcorn. At home we have either pizza or popcorn - but these nuts sound like a great treat to try too! I love the seasoning you used!

Kim said...

To me, nuts are a way better movie snack than popcorn! I bet the steak seasoning was good.

Debinhawaii said...

Yum--I love the idea of using the steak spices on these. A perfect movie night snack!

Jenny said...

I've tried a few Bittman recipes that way - they just happened to be on the same page of another recipe I was trying. Works well.