We’ve all been there. After the wedding ceremony, enjoying a champagne or two while the bridal party are off doing their thing with the photographer. It’s not the time to eat large amounts of food, especially when the main food event is oh-so close. But you do feel like something. Something small and tasty and something to tie you over until the reception begins. These moreish delights are the perfect accompaniment to serve with after ceremony cocktails. The perfect combination of sweet, salty and spice. They are budget friendly and easy to make en masse. So make a few batches ahead of time, serve them either at the bar in cut crystal bowls or hand out paper bags to each guest when they order their drink. I promise you, your guests will thank you for it!
You Will Need:
1/4 cup rice bran oil (or other non-flavoured oil)
1 lemongrass stalk
2 red chillies
6 kaffir lime leaves
3 garlic cloves
500g roasted beer nuts
1 teaspoon fine sea salt (if you are using pre-salted beer nuts, only add 1/2 teaspoon salt)
t tablespoon caster sugar
Step One. Finely chop the kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, garlic and chilli and place to the side.
Step Two. Heat the oil in a wok. Fry each of the flavourings in the wok until crispy and remove with a mesh or slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
Step Three. Add the nuts to the hot oil in the wok. Toss until all nuts are coated with the flavoured oil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Step Four. Sprinkle salt and sugar into nuts and toss to combine.
Step Five. Stir through final flavourings. Enjoy! These nuts will keep for up to two weeks in an airtight container. That is, if you can stop yourself from eating them!
Ms Zigzag says: These nuts look absolutely delicious and perfect to serve as a small bite at the beginning of any gathering or event.
About Jessica Derrick: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!