How to Toast Nuts, Spices and More

These ingredients exhibit grace (and taste!) under fire.
toasted nuts

SPICES
We love their flavor and aroma straight out of the bottle, but toasting spices intensifies their character.
How to: Toast them in a dry skillet over low heat.

NUTS
Toasting walnuts, pecans and cashews makes them crunchier, deepens their color and shakes off any staleness.
How to: Scatter on a baking sheet and place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

BREAD CRUMBS
Morph these into a crisp croutonlike topping for fresh summer salads, roasted vegetables and baked pastas.
How to: Scatter on a baking sheet and place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

 

 

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